This systematic review to support the 2016 update of the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for colorectal cancer summarizes published evidence about the effectiveness of routine screening, accuracy of screening tests and strategies, and potential screening harms.
This simulation study uses Kaiser Permanente patient data to estimate benefits, complications, and costs of colorectal cancer screening stratified by adenoma detection rate and age at initiation.
This Viewpoint discusses the ethics of using an icon in electronic health records to designate patients who have frequent visits.
Lincoff and coauthors determine whether addition of aleglitazar to standard medical therapy reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among 7226 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Vital Directions initiative proposes strategies to improve access to effective care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
van Zanten and coauthors found that critically ill patients breathing with the aid of ventilation in intensive care units did not experience improvement in infectious complications when receiving immune-modulating nutrients compared with standard high-protein enteral nutrition.
Panzer and colleagues discuss major challenges to quality measurement, including diverse purposes for quality measurement, the limited availability of meaningful clinical measures to determine quality, and limitations associated with reliance on claims data to assess quality.
This Medical News story features a Q&A with the AHRQ’s newest director, Andrew Bindman, MD, that discusses the goals and priorities of the agency and challenges it faces.