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ACP Hospitalist® Weekly

Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Hospitalist Weekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.



In the News for the Week of April 22, 2015




Highlights

ACP President: SGR repeal "extraordinary and historic"

On April 16, President Obama signed a bill repealing Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and transitioning to a new value-based payment system. More...

SHEA issues guidance on contact precautions for hospital visitors

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) recently released expert guidance on isolation precautions for hospital visitors. More...


Sepsis

Risk factors predict progression from sepsis to septic shock

Progression from sepsis to septic shock often occurred more than 4 hours after ED presentation and was more likely if patients displayed certain clinical characteristics, a recent study found. More...


Cardiology

Novel algorithm may allow for rapid rule-in/rule-out of acute MI

A novel 1-hour algorithm to rule in or rule out acute myocardial infarction (MI) by incorporating high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T baseline values and changes may have substantially accelerated management, a study found. More...

There will be no ACP Hospitalist Weekly on April 29, due to preparations for the Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston on April 30-May 2. Our May 6 issue will feature highlights from the meeting.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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