This population epidemiology study uses United States Renal Data System data to characterize dialysis facility–level referral for kidney transplant evaluation in Georgia, the US state with the lowest transplantation rates, and patient and facility factors associated with referral and waitlisting.
A randomized trial involving opioid-dependent patients found that buprenorphine treatment with coordinated follow-up for ongoing treatment was more effective than referral with or without brief intervention.
This Viewpoint discusses data about consultants becoming available to referring physicians and patients in an effort to improve the selection of specialists.
Lee and coauthors report on initial clinical indications for clinical exome sequencing referrals and molecular diagnostic rates for different indications and for different test types.
To review and summarize the evidence for how best to identify individuals in need of disaster mental health services and triage them to appropriate care, North and Pfefferbaum conducted a search of the peer-reviewed English-language literature on disaster mental health response.