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Implementation of Value-Driven Outcomes Program Linked With Reduced Costs, Improved Quality

Implementing an analytic tool that allocates clinical care costs and quality measures to individual patient encounters was associated with significant improvements in value of care for 3 designated outcomes—total joint replacement, laboratory...
9-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Set of Recommendations Developed to Improve Quality of Cost-Effectiveness Analyses

The Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine reviewed the current status of the field of cost-effectiveness analysis and developed a new set of recommendations, with major changes including the recommendation to perform analyses...
9-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Survival Outcomes after Different Lung Cancer Staging Methods

In a study appearing in the September 13 issue of JAMA, Jouke T. Annema, M.D., Ph.D., of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, and colleagues examined five-year survival after endosonography vs mediastinoscopy for mediastinal nodal staging of lung...
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Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes of Infective Endocarditis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective...
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MRIs During Pregnancy and Outcomes for Infants, Children

Exposure to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the first trimester of pregnancy compared with nonexposure was not associated with increased risk of harm to the fetus or in early childhood, according to a study appearing in the September 6 issue...
2-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Recommended for Those at Increased Risk

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection in populations at increased risk. The report appears in the September 6 issue of JAMA.
2-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Findings Suggest Electric Fan Use by Elderly During Extreme Heat Could Be Harmful

In a study appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA, Craig G. Crandall, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and colleagues examined whether electric fan use would delay elevations in heart rate and core...
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Nasal Sprays Not Effective in Reducing Duration, Frequency of Nosebleeds Caused by Blood Vessel Disorder

Two studies appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA examine the effectiveness of nasal sprays to reduce the frequency and duration of nosebleeds caused by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.
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