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This modeling study, conducted to inform new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, evaluates the balance of benefits and harms of routine aspirin use for men and women in different age and cardiovascular risk groups.
This multilevel case–control study about Clostridium difficile incidence in 86 health care regions of the Veteran Health Administration examined how individual and regional factors affect infection risk, including antibiotic use and the importation of cases of acute care C difficile infection to long-term care facilities.
Little is known about the effect of the Medicaid expansions on health care utilization, access to care, and health among persons gaining coverage. The results of this quasi-experimental study suggest that Medicaid expansion seems to be achieving the broad goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
This systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force examines evidence about the benefits of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in adults aged 40 years or older and modification of effects by age, sex, and diabetes.
This systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reports effects of aspirin on total cancer mortality and incidence in adults eligible for cardiovascular primary prevention and on colorectal cancer mortality and incidence in adults at average risk.
This systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force describes the risk for serious bleeding in adults regularly using aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease.
This guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force addresses aspirin use for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer. The recommendations apply to adults aged 40 years or older without known cardiovascular disease and without increased bleeding risk.
The editorialist discusses the updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and reflects on future research avenues that would create a strong evidence base for public policy.
Wherry and Miller's quasi-experimental analysis of National Health Interview Survey data examined changes between 2010 to 2013 and late 2014 in key patient-centered outcomes among low-income adults in states that did and did not expand Medicaid in 2014. The editorialist discusses the insight these data provide about the early effects of Medicaid expansions.
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