Paper of the Month

Paper of the Month 2018-04-23T13:59:08+00:00

Paper of the week: 22.08.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Time for Value-Based Payment Models to Adopt a Disparities-Sensitive Frame Shift Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference: Chaiyachati KH, Bhatt J, Zhu JM. Time for Value-Based Payment Models to Adopt a Disparities-Sensitive Frame Shift. Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:509–510. doi: 10.7326/M17-2590 Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper The health care industry cannot ignore true instances [...]

Paper of the week: 09.08.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Seven Deadly Sins Resulting From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Seven Forbidden Words Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference: Castro KG, Evans DP, Del Rio C, Curran JW. Seven Deadly Sins Resulting From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Seven Forbidden Words. Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:513–514. doi: 10.7326/M17-3410 Bottom line, chosen by Muir [...]

Paper of the week: 03.08.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, What’s the Best Target Hemoglobin A1C? Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference: Abbasi J. For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, What’s the Best Target Hemoglobin A1C?. JAMA. 2018;319(23):2367–2369. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5420 Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper Medical organizations are at odds over new guidance that recommends easing hemoglobin A1C [...]

Paper of the week: 25.07.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Global Budgets in Maryland Assessing Results to Date Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference: Sharfstein JM, Stuart EA, Antos J. Global Budgets in MarylandAssessing Results to Date. JAMA.2018;319(24):2475–2476. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5871 Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper The study also found that efforts to strengthen collaborative relationships with outpatient providers and community organizations are “in early stages and [...]

Paper of the week: 19.07.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: NHS England’s plan to pull the plug on ineffective procedures Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference:Robinson Ann. NHS England’s plan to pull the plug on ineffective procedures BMJ 2018; 362 :k3028  Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper NHS England ​proposed last week ​to stop or reduce routine commissioning of 17 interventions, including surgery for snoring, back injections, and knee arthroscopy [...]

Paper of the week: 13.07.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Managing the Most Precious Resource in Medicine Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference: McMahon, Graham. (2018). Managing the Most Precious Resource in Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine. 378. 10.1056/NEJMe1802899. Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper Many health care institutions appear to have lost sight of the truism that our health professionals are our most [...]

Paper of the week: 04.07.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Hearing Aids and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults With Hearing Loss  Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference: Kitterick PT, Ferguson MA. Hearing Aids and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults With Hearing Loss. JAMA. 2018;319(21):2225–2226. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5567 Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper Untreated hearing loss negatively affects communication and social engagement, can lead to reduced [...]

Paper of the week: 27.06.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Cost effectiveness is necessary, but not sufficient Listen to the accompanying short podcast below, or on SoundCloud here Reference: Decision Making for Healthcare Resource Allocation: Joint v. Separate Decisions on Interacting Interventions Helen Dakin and Alastair Gray. Medical Decision Making 2018, Vol. 38(4) 476–486 DOI: 10.1177/0272989X18758018 Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper We demonstrated that making a joint decision on multiple interventions, [...]

Paper of the week: 20.06.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Following the patient's orders? Recommending vs. offering choice in neurology outpatient consultations  Listen to the accompanying short podcast on SoundCloud here Reference: Paul Chappell, Merran Toerien, Clare Jackson, Markus Reuber, Following the patient's orders? Recommending vs. offering choice in neurology outpatient consultations, Social Science & Medicine, Volume 205, 2018, Pages 8-16, ISSN 0277-9536 Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper The UK's Royal [...]

Paper of the week: 15.06.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Redefining the ‘E’ in EBM Listen to the accompanying short podcast on SoundCloud here Reference: Redefining the ‘E’ in EBM. Tom Jefferson, Lars Jørgensen 10.1136/bmjebm-2018-110918 Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper Evidence of distortion in the results of research is now overwhelming, and it mainly comes from studies comparing journal articles with other sources of information…… So, should we ignore evidence from journal [...]