March 2013


Creating successful ward teams

Learn what separates a highly functioning ward team from one that never seems to gel.

New research links empathy to patient outcomes

Everyone wants to have a physician who understands what they're feeling, but it's not just about human contact; better clinical outcomes can result from physician empathy.

The dark side of doctoring

Physicians who commit suicide appear to differ from nonphysicians in several ways.

Facing the problem of patient ID errors

Children's Hospital Colorado used photos to reduce errors in computerized physician order entry.

New sessions, credits and speakers at Internal Medicine 2013

Learn what's new at ACP's annual scientific meeting, to be held April 11-13 in San Francisco.

Patients grapple with knowing their genetic screening results

Not everyone wants information about their genetic health, or all of it at once.

Updated sepsis guidelines released

The 2012 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines Committee officially released updated guidelines for managing severe sepsis and septic shock in January.

Medical decision making for E/M services

This month's column focuses on quantifying amount and complexity of data.

College Master finds satisfaction in focusing on others

An academic internist describes in her own words her reasons for becoming an internist, and what she'd have done if she hadn't become one in the first place.

A summer on the hospitalist team

An Irish medical student gives his first impressions of U.S. hospital medicine.

Internal medicine is sexy

One hospitalist gives her top reasons why internal medicine is the most appealing specialty.

From dysphagia to euphoria

Patients and physicians can define a ##ldquo;good outcome##rdquo; very differently.

A looney tenens

This month's column presents a fictional look at a very cartoonish hospital.

Letter from the Editor

This issue features stories on post-hospital syndrome, teamwork, and empathy, among others.

MKSAP quiz on pulmonology

These cases and commentary, which address pulmonology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).

Warnings about dabigatran with mechanical valves and telaprevir combo

Details on recalls, warnings, label changes and approvals.

Recent Research

Therapy for decompensated heart failure with cardiorenal syndrome, kidney measures for CKD, and more.

In the News

Guidelines for STEMI, ADA recommendations for blood pressure in diabetics, and more.