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 October 7, 2015
Anticoagulation beneficial for patients with afib plus 1 stroke risk factor
For patients with no additional stroke risk factors, oral anticoagulant use was not associated with any difference in stroke, embolism, or death rates, before or after adjustment for age and gender. More...
Patients with and without lesions have similar outcomes after nondisabling ischemic stroke
Twenty-nine percent of patients who had a nondisabling ischemic stroke did not have a lesion identified on diffusion-weighted MRI. More...
Irrigation of cutaneous abscesses during incision, drainage may not be necessary, study finds
Patients who were randomly selected to not receive irrigation had similar procedural pain and need for follow-up intervention as those who did receive irrigation. More...
HCAHPS physician communication scores improve as gap closes between hospitals
Hospitals whose scores were in the highest quartile in 2007 had a statistically significant decrease in them over the following 7 years. More...
Cartoon caption contest
Vote for your favorite entry
ACP Hospitalist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...
Editorial note: ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Explorers' Day holiday.
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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