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Cover Story

Remembering, and respecting, the most vulnerable

Remembering, and respecting, the most vulnerable

By Jessica Berthold

Hospitals seek to improve care for patients with intellectual, developmental disabilities.

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Readmissions

Three steps to help prevent return ED visits

Three steps to help prevent return ED visits

By Terri D’Arrigo

Clear communication with patients is needed.

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Infection Control

Is it time to forgo the handshake?

Is it time to forgo the handshake?

By Terri D’Arrigo

Experts seek ways to decrease pathogen transmission while staying polite.

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Conference Coverage

Become capable of capacity assessment

By Stacey Butterfield

Expert analysis on determining decision-making ability from Mayo Clinic meeting.

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Tips on TIPS and other cirrhosis treatments

By Stacey Butterfield

Mayo Clinic internist discusses how to manage liver disease.

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Fecal transplant pills and other innovations in C. difficile

By Stacey Butterfield

A report from IDWeek 2014 covers the latest treatments.

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Expert Analysis

Contrast induced acute kidney injury

By Hannah Tiu, MD, ACP Member, and James Simon, MD, FACP

Experts offer advice on managing the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure.

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Success Story

Improving care by targeting ‘superutilizers'

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

Health care costs and readmissions are reduced by focusing on patients with frequent ED visits and hospitalizations.

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Q&A

Hospitalists can help IOM fix dying process

Hospitalists can help IOM fix dying process

By Stacey Butterfield

A new report calls for improvements in end-of-life care

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Newman's Notions

Simulation and reality

By Jamie Newman, MD, FACP

The author recounts his mother's career as a simulated patient.

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ACP HospitalistWeekly

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