This randomized trial reports that antenatal multiple micronutrient compared with iron–folic acid supplementation did not reduce infant mortality to age 6 months but resulted in a non–statistically significant reduction in stillbirths and significant reductions in preterm births and low birth weight.
This study uses US census and national survey data to investigate the proportion of married physicians who have highly educated spouses, and the odds of the couple living and working in rural underserved areas.
This Viewpoint describes how Medicare and Medicaid created gaps in inpatient and outpatient mental health services and discusses how pending health reform legislation might close these gaps.
This cross-sectional study compares mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pnemonia among older men treated at VA and non-VA hospitals in urban metropolitan statistical areas.
This Viewpoint argues that the increasing use of medical scribers to record patient data will impede the development of electronic health record management systems.
This cluster randomized clinical trial compares the effects of behavioral interventions on rates of inappropriate (not guideline-concordant) antibiotic prescribing during ambulatory visits for acute respiratory tract infections.
Friedberg and coauthors investigated the associations between participation in a large US multipayer medical home pilot and changes in the quality, utilization, and costs of care by surveying 32 volunteering primary care practices from 2008 to 2011. In an Editorial, Schwenk discusses the importance of strategic and targeted deployment of the patient-centered medical home model.
In this Special Communication, Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew Altman and Senator William Frist review the history and roles of Medicare and Medicaid in the US health system and discuss the program’s future.
Thirumurthy and colleagues analyze whether the uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision increases with provision of compensation in a randomized clinical trial of 1502 uncircumcized men aged 25 to 49 years in Kenya.
This Viewpoint describes approaches taken by the Los Angeles Department of Health Services to reduce clinical practice variaton across the system.