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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 June 22, 2016




Readmissions

Primary care, discharging, and admitting physicians disagree about readmission causes

The physicians most commonly cited factors related to patient understanding and ability to self-manage as contributing causes to readmission. More...

Readmissions after intracerebral hemorrhage often related to infection, study finds

Of 24,540 index intracerebral hemorrhage admissions in the study, 14.5% had an unplanned readmission, and 22% of those had a primary diagnosis code related to infection. More...


Infectious disease

Ceftazidime-avibactam and doripenem equally effective for complicated inpatient UTI

The findings are consistent with previous preclinical and clinical studies and show that ceftazidime-avibactam could be an alternative to carbapenems, reducing use of that drug class, study authors said. More...

Pharmacist-run antimicrobial stewardship programs may be useful in hospitals without ID subspecialists

A project in South African hospitals aimed at reducing antibiotic consumption by targeting prolonged duration of use, use of multiple antibiotics, and use of redundant antibiotic coverage. More...


Leadership training

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The program for ACP members includes a combination of formal training through 43.5 hours of webinar or live coursework, group discussions, and a capstone project. More...


Cartoon caption contest

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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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