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Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography 
Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD; David D. Berg, MD; Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH

A man in his 80s presented for his 1-month follow-up after bioprosthetic aortic valve placement for severe aortic stenosis. At presentation, he was feeling well and denied chest pain or dyspnea, and an electrocardiogram (ECG) was obtained (Figure 1). He had a history of paroxysmal atrial ...

Research Letter 
David Horrocks, MBA, MPH; Donna Kinzer, BS; Scott Afzal, BSBA; Jenner Alpern, MS; Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

This study examined the patterns of hospital use of all patients with more than 5 emergency department visits to Maryland hospitals in 2014 to determine whether high utilizers can be identified by data from individual hospitals.

Teachable Moment 
Jeffrey A. Kepes, MD; James B. Wilhite Jr, BS; Alayne D. Markland, DO, MSc

This case reported in this Teachable Moment emphasizes the importance of catheter care as the responsibility of physicians as well as nurses.

Editor's Note 
Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS

Use of the emergency department (ED) for nonurgent care is frequent and costly. These costs are of particular concern to state Medicaid programs, whose beneficiaries generally experience diminished access to primary care and may be more likely to rely on the ED for nonurgent care. The Deficit Reduction ...

Research Letter 
Renee Y. Hsia, MD, MSc; Ari B. Friedman, MS; Matthew Niedzwiecki, PhD

This study uses data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to examine whether a triage determination of nonurgent status in the emergency department ruled out the possibility of serious pathologic conditions, as compared with visits deemed as urgent.

Editor's Note: Triage, Copayments, and Emergency Department Visits; Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS
Correction  FREE

In the Original Investigation titled “Effectiveness of Remote Patient Monitoring After Discharge of Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure: The Better Effectiveness After Transition–Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) Randomized Clinical Trial,” published online February 8, 2016, and also in the March 2016 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine,1 an updated ...

Teachable Moment 
Martin W. Schoen, MD, MPH; Stephanie Cull, MD, MSc; Fred R. Buckhold, MD

This Teachable Moment evaluates the use of bed alarms as a fall-prevention strategy.

Research Letter 
Aric A. Prather, PhD; Cindy W. Leung, ScD, MPH

This study examines associations between self-reported measures of sleep and the probability of occurrence of colds and infections in a nationally representative sample of adults.

Research Letter 
David E. Wang, BA; Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH; Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH; Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH

This study investigates whether hospitals with more stars (on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system) have lower risk-adjusted 30-day mortality and readmissions than hospitals with less stars.

Comment & Response 
Charlotte Andersson, MD, PhD

To the Editor We have regretfully discovered an error in our program underlying the analyses of the paper “Association of β-Blocker Therapy With Risks of Adverse Cardiovascular Events and Deaths in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: A Danish Nationwide Cohort Study” (2014;174[3]:336-344).1

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