Diagnosis of Gout: A Systematic Review in Support of an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline
Various clinical algorithms show promise for providing at least a provisional gout diagnosis in patients who present with signs of early-stage disease; such patients are most likely to be seen in primary, urgent, and emergency care settings.
Nov 30, 2016
Management of Gout: A Systematic Review in Support of an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline
This systematic review found strong evidence for using colchicine, NSAIDs, and corticosteroids to relieve symptoms of acute gout attacks.
Nov 30, 2016
Hyaluronic Acid Injection Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Concordant Efficacy and Conflicting Serious Adverse Events in Two Systematic Reviews
A lack of standards for reporting and synthesizing adverse events associated with common treatments can lead to conflicting conclusions about the balance of their benefits and harms.
Nov 28, 2016
The VA often performs better than or similarly to other systems of care with regard to the safety and effectiveness of care.
Sep 14, 2016
This evidence review found that palliative care improves outcomes for cancer, dementia, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Sep 12, 2016
Behavioral economics has achieved positive results in decision-making contexts similar to those surrounding disaster preparedness and response, and therefore the low cost and potentially high impact of behavioral economics-based interventions warrant further investigation.
Jun 2, 2016
This study compared the Applied Behavior Analysis benefit provided by TRICARE as an early intervention for autism spectrum disorder with similar benefits in Medicaid and commercial health insurance plans.
Jan 11, 2016
Resources and Capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Provide Timely and Accessible Care to Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, with broad resources and capabilities, provides timely and high-quality care to most, but not all, patients. Meeting veterans' needs over the next five years will require additional capacity.
Dec 31, 2015
RAND researchers conducted a systematic review that synthesized evidence from trials of omega-3 fatty acids to provide estimates of their efficacy and safety in treating major depressive disorder.
Oct 6, 2015