April 2017

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How long is too long in the hospital (for docs)?

Residency programs, hospitalists strive to strike right balance

Improving Indian Health Service hospitals

Agency strives to ensure safety, coordinate quality initiatives.

Taking stock of the readmission penalties

CMS program has led to lower readmissions but may need updating.

Back and forth on beta-blockers

Hospitalists are weighing the risks vs. benefits of administering beta-blockers.

Take a chronology instead of a history

A chronology of present illness, an alternative history-taking strategy, can help medical student organize the more traditional history of present illness.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign adopts Sepsis-3 definition

If physicians do not follow severe sepsis management measure definitions, a deficiency in the quality of care for severe sepsis management could be reported to the CDC and CMS.

Allergic reactions to chlorhexidine; new drug for plaque psoriasis

Details on the latest warnings, recalls, and approvals.

Migraines and stroke, guidance for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and more

In the News is a product of ACP Hospitalist Weekly, an e-newsletter provided every Wednesday by ACP Hospitalist.

Studies on left main CAD, CT for coronary angiography, and more

These summaries come from ACP Hospitalist Weekly, an e-newsletter provided every Wednesday by ACP Hospitalist.

Critical illness events on wards may be ‘contagious'

Does focusing on one patient who's very, very sick have an impact on other patients on the same ward?

Strategy by the sea

The columnists question if this strategy will hold water.

MKSAP quiz on beta-blockers

The following cases and commentary, which focus on use of beta-blockers, are excerpted from ACPs Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 17).

In the April issue

This month's issue considers resident work hours, care at Indian Health Service hospitals, and readmissions.