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In 2016, important research on racial disparities in end-of-life care was published. Join us to discuss the newest data on this old problem and think about how to manage this issue.
Each year, the editors of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine choose the most important thematic areas in clinical research for the year. We try to strike a balance among relevance to primary care, recognition of landmark studies, and acknowledgment of media publicity and public awareness. Topics can emerge from one important study or from several studies during the year.
OUR OTHER “YEAR IN REVIEW” TOPICS FOR 2016:
1. New Sepsis-3 Definitions Await Confirmatory Data
2. Zika Makes Headlines
3. With Oxygen, Could Less Be More?
4. Opioid Overprescribing
5. Randomized Comparison of Surgery, Radiotherapy, and Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
6. Cardiovascular Outcomes with Newer Antidiabetes Drugs
7. Does CPAP Prevent Adverse CV Events in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
8. Pulmonary Embolism as a Cause of Syncope
9. And Finally … Rounding Out General Medicine’s 2016 Year in Review