American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®


November 2012

Featured Articles

Cover Story

Top Docs

Meet our 2012 Top Hospitalists

Our fifth annual Top Hospitalists issue recognizes 10 dedicated physicians.


Medicine and the Law

Hold on to your tail

Questions to ask about malpractice insurance

Limitations in coverage can cause problems if a physician is sued and during future employment changes.


Chronic Disease

Caring for inpatients with chronic diseases from childhood

Hospitalists may need to help smooth the transition from pediatric care.


The Brief Case

Cases from Yale-New Haven Hospital

This new quarterly column summarizes interesting patients in their doctors' words.


Success Story

A new home for hospitalists

Denver Health Medical Center helped reduce boarding of patients in the emergency department.


Q&A: Joyce M. Fried

Optimizing Tx of medical students

Medical student mistreatment appears to be more common than one might think.


Your Practice

Coding Corner

Documentation of medical necessity

Part one of a three-part series

“Medical necessity” is a vague standard, but it's a crucial one to try to understand.




Improve core measure compliance with electronic medical record tools

A hospitalist explains how his facility uses its EHR to meet CMS core measures.


Student Hospitalist

The rise of the consumer-student

Over and over in classrooms and lounges, I regularly overhear, “I can't believe I'm paying $50,000 a year to do this.”



Letter from the Editor

This issue features our annual Top Docs profiles, as well as a new quarterly column, The Brief Case.


Newman's Notions

Food for thought

Take a humorous look at a fictional doctor's quest to get some food during a busy day.


Clinical Medicine

FDA Update

Generic pioglitazone, new HIV combination pill approved

Details on recalls, warnings, label changes and approvals.


Research Update

Recent Research

Side effects of statins, ACE inhibitors and in-hospital outcomes for CABG, and more.


In the News

MI risk after orthopedic surgery, and more.


Your Career

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