This audit of virtual visits for urgent health care uses standardized patients to assess the variation in quality among 8 companies that offer virtual visits.
In a randomized clinical trial, McGinn et al assess the influence of a customized evidence-based clinical decision support tool on the management of respiratory tract infections. The intervention group chose whether to complete risk score calculators, order medications, and generate progress notes at the point of care. See the Editor’s Note by Katz.
Beaudoin et al describe an outbreak of severe group A Streptococcus infections among persons undergoing tumescent liposuction between July 1 and September 14, 2012, at 2 outpatient cosmetic surgery facilities (one in Maryland and the other in Pennsylvania) not subject to state or federal regulation. See the invited commentary by Morgan and Harris.