August 2012


Afib initiative strives to close a quality gap

The goal is getting more physicians to recognize and treat at-risk patients.

Better treatment but low awareness with hepatitis C

The main challenge is increasing awareness and getting appropriate therapy to those who need it.

Indian Health Service reaches across borders within the U.S.

Delivery of everyday health services in the Navajo Nation is challenging, and specialty services even more so.

Present like a pro

A presentation should be viewed as a performance.

But why should I take it?

Brigham and Women's Hospital set up a program that involved individual counseling from a research pharmacist.

Losing a patient—and the family, too?

People were more likely to have an MI shortly after a significant death than in the six months prior.

Critical care

Critical care requires constant attendance and supervision by the physician providing direct management of acute, complex, potentially life-threatening situations.

Occupy med school

Income inequality exists throughout our culture, but it is particularly poignant in health care.

Determining actionability of genetic findings

How to handle inadvertent findings is a major subject of discussion in the genomics community.

Letter from the Editor

What exactly does patient-centeredness mean in practice?

The Hospital-List

These 10 hospitals have a huge amount of historical significance.

Test Yourself: MKSAP quiz on atrial fibrillation

These cases and commentary, which address atrial fibrillation, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).

Warnings on overfilled cartridges, counterfeit Adderall

Details on recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Recent Research

VTE risk after joint replacement, antipsychotics and MI, and more.

In the News

Death risk after CABG, lower death rates after acute MI, and more.