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             Sleep-deprived residents                                              Dispensing methadone
             An expensive, yet modest, overhaul of duty hours for resi-            Cash incentives to patients from pharmacies competing to
             dents in the United States has improved their quality of life.        dispense methadone may not be detrimental to the care of
             However, it has had no effect on the safety of patients and did       those receiving treatment for addiction. Nosyk and Anis rec-
             not improve the residents’ education. Having happier and              ommend continuing the current pharmacy-based model. See
             healthier residents makes the change worthwhile, says                 Commentary, page 1093
             Kelsall. See Editorial, page 1087

                                                                                   Infections in the home
             Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents                                     Handwashing with soap and
             for anemia in patients with cancer                                    water or an alcohol-based
                                                                                   hand rub remains the most
                                                 Erythropoiesis-stimulating        important measure for pre-
                                                 agents for anemia in pa-          venting transmission, remind




                                                                                                                     Ed Mathis
                                                 tients with cancer can im-        Embil and colleagues. See
                                                 prove some measures of            Review, page E82
                                                 quality of life and de-
                                                 crease the use of blood
                                                 transfusions. But they can        When medical errors affect many
                                                 also increase all-cause
                                                 mortality and serious ad-         Little guidance exists for the identification and disclosure of
                                                 verse events. This is the         adverse events that affect large numbers of patients. Chafe
                                                 finding of a systematic re-       and colleagues propose steps for address
								
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