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My “Guide to Reading Health Care News” in JAMA Internal Medicine

Unfortunately it’s behind a paywall.  Odd choice by the journal, given the subject.

UPDATE on May 9:  JAMA Internal Medicine has decided to move the article in front of the paywall, offering it free online to readers for 6 months.  This is apparently in response to reader comments about the previous restriction.  You can access it at:

One free work-around if you don’t have a subscription or access to one: register for the JAMA Network Reader app – – and gain free access to this and more JAMA journal content.


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