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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 January 28, 2015
Hospitalists know guidelines but overuse tests to reassure selves, patients
The majority of hospitalists would expect their colleagues to overuse testing in preoperative evaluation and syncope treatment, a recent study found. More...
Prednisone speeds recovery for inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia
For patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, prednisone treatment shortened their time to clinical stability and hospital length of stay, a new study found. More...
Transitions of care
Nine transitional care interventions for heart failure may help optimize outcomes
Nine interventions for transitions of care in heart failure may assist in achieving optimal clinical and patient-centered outcomes, according to a scientific statement that addressed patient, hospital, and clinician barriers. More...
High-intensity statins often not taken after CHD hospitalization, study finds
Patients who are hospitalized for coronary heart disease (CHD) often don't fill prescriptions for high-intensity statins after discharge, according to a new study. More...
Cartoon caption contest
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. More...
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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