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Current Issue - August 2014

Featured Articles

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Cover Story

For hospitalists, the times are changing

New political, financial realities will alter career duties and environment, making flexibility more important

New political, financial realities will alter career duties and environment, making flexibility more important

By Stacey Butterfield

Hospitalists already have skills that will help them flourish amid change, experts said.


substance abuse

Alcohol detox: To admit or not?

Alcohol detox: To admit or not?

By Terri D’Arrigo

Protocols can help simplify decision on admission.


disaster recovery

Joplin hospital rebuilds, better than before

Joplin hospital rebuilds, better than before

By Stacey Butterfield

A 2011 disaster led to a chance to create a dream facility.


Expert Analysis

Inpatient hypertension management

By Prashant Sharma, MD, FACP, and Anuj Shrestha, MD

Learn how common it is, and when to treat it.


Success Story

Let the computer do the math

By Stacey Butterfield

Clinicians and information technology experts worked together to create a heparin dosing calculator for their electronic health record.



More in Perspectives

Newman's Notions

High efficiency

High efficiency

By Cathy Newman, MD, and Jamie Newman, MD, FACP

A fictional tale about the need to balance speed with thoughtfulness.


Clinical Medicine

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Test Yourself

MKSAP quiz on perioperative anticoagulation

By MKSAP staff

Patient cases involving warfarin before cholecystectomy, atrial fibrillation and colonoscopy, and more.


Research Update

Recent Research

From staff reports

IVC filters and risk of death from pulmonary embolism, thrombolysis within two hours of stroke onset, and more.



Letter from the Editor

Coding Corner: HCAP: What's the organism?

In the News: From the archives of ACP HospitalistWeekly

Student Hospitalist: We are helpers more than healers

Pulse On® Trenton, NJ

Pulse On® Olympia, WA

ACP HospitalistWeekly

From the August 27, 2014 edition

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New CME Option: Internal Medicine 2014 Recordings

New CME Package

New CME Option: Internal Medicine 2014 RecordingsIncludes 75 of the most popular sessions in internal medicine and the subspecialties. Stream the sessions, answer brief quizzes and earn CME credit. See details.

  • Prepare for the ABIM Certification Exam with ACP Internal Medicine Board Review.

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