In this Viewpoint the president of the National Academy of Medicine and colleagues describe the academy’s Vital Directions for Health and Health Care initiative to define evidence-based health policy opportunities and priorities in anticipation of a new US presidential administration.
This Viewpoint discusses the need to account for clinician and patient adherence to colorectal cancer screening recommendations and barriers to implementation of screening programs in the choice of which tests to recommend in screening guidelines
This Viewpoint highlights the societal risks of politically motivated mandates relating to public health guidelines, in particular the recent mammography screening guidelines.
This Viewpoint clarifies US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations as they apply to insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
This Viewpoint summarizes controversies about the findings of clinical trials of revascularization for treatment of stable ischemic heart disease and argues for informing patients about the uncertainties.
Yawn and coauthors summarize a 2014 evidence-based report on the management of sickle cell disease. In an accompanying Editorial, DeBaun discusses the challenge of creating an evidence-based guideline for sickle cell disease.
In the report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8), the guideline authors provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of hypertension including specific goals by age, race, and comorbidities.