January 2008


Letter from the Editor

It's a new year, and ACP Hospitalist has a new look.

In the News

Hospitals meeting quality reporting goals, CMS says

Universal coverage, education are priorities for next AMA president

Universal coverage, education are priorities for next AMA president

Picture boards help those who can't speak for themselves

More hospitals are using pictures to communicate with non-English speakers, the deaf and other nonverbal patients

Apologize like a pro

Expert offers strategies for talking to patients about adverse outcomes

A tale of two meetings

A tale of two meetings

New Joint Commission president envisions global quality improvements

New Joint Commission president envisions global quality improvements

MKSAP primer: COPD

MKSAP primer: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Journal watch

Recent studies about acute MI reperfusion times, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and and other topics