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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 September 28, 2016




Antibiotic use

Overall inpatient antibiotic prescribing unchanged from 2006 to 2012

There were significant increases in the use of certain antibiotic classes, including third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins, macrolides, glycopeptides, beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations, carbapenems, and tetracyclines. More...


ICU staffing

ICU staffed by NPs had similar mortality, costs to traditional resident staffing model

The study was conducted at a large urban academic hospital, which launched an 8-bed medical ICU staffed by 2 NPs at a time in January 2012. More...


Bundled payments

Bundled payment initiative may have reduced costs of joint replacement

There were no statistical differences in quality measures, including readmissions and mortality, between hospitals participating in Bundled Payments for Care Improvement and similar comparators, a study found. More...


Cardiology

Early beta-blocker use may reduce 30-day mortality in patients with acute MI

Patients who received beta-blockers within 48 hours of admission were younger than those who did not, with lower risk scores and fewer comorbidities. 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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