Current Issue

New-onset afib in sepsis related to sepsis risk factors, review finds

Corticosteroid use, right-heart catheterization, fungal infection, vasopressor use, and a mean arterial pressure target of 80 to 85 mm Hg were associated with a greater than 50% increase in atrial fibrillation risk.

Patients with high trauma from hospitalization had more 30-day readmissions, ED visits

Disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition, and mood are common during hospitalization and may contribute to unplanned returns to the hospital after discharge, a prospective cohort study found.

Switch to advanced practice providers plus telemedicine for ED coverage yields benefits at some rural hospitals

Critical access hospitals that stopped requiring local physician backup in their EDs reported cost savings and better clinician recruitment and retention, a survey of rural facilities' staff found.

Veterans Health Administration hospitals outperformed other facilities on mortality, safety measures

According to an analysis of Hospital Compare data, Veterans Health Administration hospitals provided the best care in most hospital referral regions and rarely provided the worst care.

December issue online and in the mail

This issue highlights the challenge of giving residents both supervision and autonomy and preparing for nerve agent exposure, along with coverage from multiple clinical conferences.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.