ACP Hospitalist® Weekly
Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Hospitalist Weekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of July 29, 2015
Score validated for predicting bleeding risk in inpatients
The IMPROVE bleeding risk score should be used to guide venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, since it accurately predicted major bleeds in a cohort of medical inpatients, a study concluded. More...
Readmissions common with severe sepsis and mild or moderate AKI, study finds
A third of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock were readmitted within 30 days, and mild to moderate acute kidney injury was the only modifiable risk factor identified in these patients. More...
Hospitals often overestimate performance of timely tPA delivery for stroke, study finds
Hospitals that delivered less tPA and did it more slowly were more likely to overestimate their performance on the 1-hour door-to-needle measure, according to a Get With the Guidelines study. More...
Physician time a main driver of MOC costs, analysis indicates
Costs of maintaining certification varied by subspecialty and increased from 2013 to 2015. More...
Cartoon caption contest
Vote for your favorite entry
ACP Hospitalist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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