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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 August 26, 2015




Venous thromboembolism

Clot recurrence and major bleeds similar with tinzaparin or warfarin, study finds

Cancer patients with venous thromboembolism had similar mortality, but fewer symptomatic deep vein thromboses after 6 months of low-molecular-weight heparin instead of warfarin. More...


High-value care

Urinalysis often ordered without indication on admission, study finds

Patients who received urinalysis not based on symptoms were more likely to receive unnecessary antibiotics. More...


Cardiology

Bleeding on dual antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation predicts mortality risk

Postdischarge bleeding occurred in 1 of every 15 patients, with more than half of the events happening more than 300 days after discharge. More...


Electronic health records

New survey shows decline in physician satisfaction with EHR systems

It appears to take at least 3 years for physicians to overcome initial challenges of EHR use and receive many of the benefits of their systems. More...


Career resources

Watch, learn, and land the job

ACP now offers videos that can help physicians preparing for a job search. 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...


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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