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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 October 29, 2014
Fewer malpractice claims made against hospitalists than other groups
Hospitalists have a lower rate of malpractice claims than nonhospitalist internists, ED physicians, or general surgeons, a recent study found. More...
Conversion to for-profit affects a hospital's bottom line, but not care
Hospitals that converted from nonprofit to for-profit between 2003 and 2010 improved their financial margins without any apparent effects on the care they provided, a new study found. More...
Corticosteroids associated with survival only in sickest septic shock patients
Low-dose corticosteroids may have improved mortality in the sickest septic shock patients but didn't help and may have harmed less sick patients, a new study found. More...
Lowering blood pressure doesn't appear to improve outcome immediately after acute stroke
Lowering blood pressure in the first few days after an acute stroke does not appear to improve functional outcome, according to a new study. 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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