American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®


Current Issue - November 2014

Featured Articles

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Cover Story

Top Docs

Meet our 2014 Top Hospitalists.

By Janet Colwell

Our call for nominations last spring yielded an impressive cadre of nominees, from which our editorial board selected the 10 featured here. These physicians have done admirable work in patient safety and satisfaction, quality improvement, high-value care, medical education, and more.


Patient Experience

Hospitals put out the welcome sign

Hospitals put out the welcome sign

By Stacey Butterfield

Campaign aims to change the concept of families as ‘visitors'.


Success Story

A traffic signal for discharge planning

By Stacey Butterfield

Color-coded system helps clinicians prepare for likely discharges.


The Brief Case

Cases from the Seattle VA Hospital and the University of Washington

By Sandra Demars, MD, ACP Member; Luis Tulloch, MD; Janelle Shin, MD; Karen Foster-Schubert, MD; Adam Johnson, MD; Thomas W. DeCato, MD, ACP Member; Peter Hunt, MD, ACP Member; and Anila Finnegan, MD

Cholangitis, tenofovir-induced Fanconi syndrome, and more.



David L. Chin, PhD, discusses outcomes of teaching and hospitalist teams

David L. Chin, PhD, discusses outcomes of teaching and hospitalist teams

By Stacey Butterfield

Dr. Chin's study looked at length of stay, readmissions, and costs among 3 types of inpatient medicine teams.



More in Perspectives

Newman's Notions

Dusty grapes

By Jamie Newman, MD, FACP, and Andy Herber, PA

When planning a conference, you can't please everyone.


Clinical Medicine

More in Clinical Medicine

Research Update

Recent Research

From staff reports

HCAHPS scores, order sets for COPD inpatients, warfarin in brain injury patients, and more.



Letter from the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Coding Corner: What is a clinical documentation improvement program?

In the News: From the archives of ACP HospitalistWeekly

FDA Update: Recalls and approvals

Pulse On® Des Moines, IA

Pulse On® Tucson, AZ

ACP HospitalistWeekly

From the November 19, 2014 edition

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