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A lot to remember
Checklists can be an effective and efficient way to improve care, if the process is handled correctly
Don't forget the lungs
Hospitalists familiar with preop cardiovascular evaluation may be less comfortable with pulmonary evaluations, which can also be crucial to reducing risk for surgical patients.
The prescribing of lethal medication remains highly controversial as clinicians struggle to balance the autonomy of terminally ill patients and the commitment to do no harm.
Q&A: Joseph A. Carrese, ACP Member, and Grant Chow, MD
Six letters that can help with difficult decisions
Two physicians describe their mnemonic for determine patients' decision-making capacity.
Reducing readmissions by empowering patients
St. Joseph Hospital in Whatcom County, Wash., reduced unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge.
A case of attribution error
Our columnists discuss the case of a 71-year-old obese woman whose mental status deteriorated rapidly while in the hospital.
Letter from the editor
This issue offers expert advice on using checklists, clinical pearls on preop pulmonary evaluation, and guidance for ethically challenging situations.
Hospital medicine in Chile
The international hospitalist movement continues to grow, especially in South America.
Q&A: Paul K. Drain, ACP Associate Member
Cuba is just across the water, but medically, a different world
A physician discusses his experiences in Cuba.
Diagnosing a freak of nature
Our patient's presenting symptoms made us sure he was experiencing an aortic dissection. But our diagnostic CT scan showed that we were in for a much bigger surprise.
Bringing health to low-income patients in the clinic and media
Columnist Erin N. Marcus, FACP, has a passion for health communication.
From the blog
The laziest, shadiest colleague
Taking call as the AMO, or admitting medical officer, was one of the most heinous call experiences for upper-level residents.
Most patients who are admitted to the hospital with the symptom of mental status alteration actually have encephalopathy as the cause.
Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation
Both NPPV and CPAP are useful under a number of conditions.
Conditions with the most rapidly increasing hospital inpatient costs, 2001-2007
From 2001 to 2007, inflation-adjusted hospital costs rose by 24.6% to $343 billion.
These cases and commentary, which address pulmonary medicine, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
MRSA test and warfarin recalled, new tests for HIV and hepatitis C
Drug recalls, warnings, approvals.
Recent studies of note.
In the news
AHA recommendations on decreasing drug errors, and more.
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ACP Hospitalist Weekly
From the June 19, 2013 edition
- Some antibiotics taken with statins may cause more hospitalizations, all-cause mortality
- Two-step screening appears effective for anxiety, depression in hospitalized cardiac patients
Cartoon Caption Contest
ACP staff has selected three finalists for the latest contest and is now asking readers to vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.
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ABIM Maintenance of Certification for Hospitalists
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Annals for Educators Alerts include Clinical Practice Points, Quality Improvement, Humanism and Professionalism, and a MKSAP Morning Report question derived from MKSAP 16. Find out more!
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