October 2007

Internal medicine unites to improve transitions of care

Experts from all areas of health care met in Philadelphia in July to discuss ways to improve transitions of care.

Parity laws seek balance for mental health coverage

Legislators look for equality with insurance for physical ailments

Dialogue: Communication at discharge

Lee W. Roof, ACP Member, a primary care internist, and Dawn Brezina, ACP Member, a hospitalist, offer their perspectives on how hospitalists and PCPs can improve communication during handoffs at discharge.

Smart surfing: Finding the best medical Web sites

One expert offers tips on sorting the good from the bad

Better communication at the end of life

Form ensures dying patients' wishes are carried out as medical orders

Shorter hours, fewer nights: Life as a British resident

Elisabeth Paice, FRCP, describes efforts to improve training in the U.KElisabeth Paice, FRCP, describes efforts to improve training in the U.K.

Applying best evidence to perioperative assessment

Knowing what to look for is one key to determining risk

Q&A: Nurturing the human side of medical care

Nearly 20 years ago, Arnold P. Gold, MD, a pediatric neurologist, and his wife, Sandra O. Gold, EdD, a psychologist, created the Arnold P.

Hospital-acquired pneumonia in the elderly

An excerpt taken from Pulmonary Disorders of the Elderly, a new publication from ACP

Test yourself: Preoperative evaluation

A 60-year-old man undergoes preoperative evaluation before total hip replacement surgery... and other cases.

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

Recent studies about spirometry for COPD, as-needed relaparotomy, and other topics.