April 2008


Letter from the Editor

There’s no denying that integrative therapies have gained a foothold in U.S. medicine.

In the News

Contaminant identified in recalled heparin products

Coding corner

Advice on discharge billing, and whether critical care codes depend on location

Collaborating across the miles

ICUs, hospitalists, intensivists improve outcomes for the critically ill

Keeping track of mistakes that don't happen

Near-miss tracking project for residents aims to improve hospital care

Dear blog, my patients are nuts. Signed, anonymous

Dear blog, my patients are nuts. Signed, anonymous

Cultural differences complicate a terminal diagnosis

Cultural differences complicate a terminal diagnosis

Capital city location brings policy focus to Internal Medicine 2008

Offerings include a track specifically for hospitalists

Identifying personality disorders

An excerpt from "Psychiatry Essentials for Primary Care," new from ACP Press

MKSAP primer: Health care-associated infections

Adapted from ACP's latest Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

Recent studies about “Open-lung” ventilation, probiotics use in severe acute pancreatitis, and other topics