Journal of General Internal Medicine

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List of Papers (Total 1,665)

An Evidence Map of the Women Veterans’ Health Research Literature (2008–2015)

Background Women comprise a growing proportion of Veterans seeking care at Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities. VA initiatives have accelerated changes in services for female Veterans, yet the corresponding literature has not been systematically reviewed since 2008. In 2015, VA Women’s Health Services and the VA Women’s Health Research Network requested an updated ...

Overtreatment and Deintensification of Diabetic Therapy among Medicare Beneficiaries

Background Deintensification of diabetic therapy is often clinically appropriate for older adults, because the benefit of aggressive diabetes treatment declines with age, while the risks increase. Objective We examined rates of overtreatment and deintensification of therapy for older adults with diabetes, and whether these rates differed by medical, demographic, and socioeconomic ...

Empirical Consequences of Current Recommendations for the Design and Interpretation of Noninferiority Trials

Background Noninferiority trials are increasingly common, though they have less standardized designs and their interpretation is less familiar to clinicians than superiority trials. Objective To empirically evaluate a cohort of noninferiority trials to determine 1) their interpretation as recommended by CONSORT, 2) choice of alpha threshold and its sidedness, and 3) differences ...