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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 October 22, 2014




Highlights

One-fifth of clinicians are unaware of patients' central venous catheters

More than 20% of clinicians interviewed for a study were unaware that their patients currently had a central venous catheter in place, a new study found. More...

Commentary discusses conventional medical centers and Ebola; Ebola resources available

Conventional U.S. medical centers are unprepared and ill equipped to manage Ebola, and a national network of specialized containment and treatment facilities may be needed to reduce the virus' spread, according to a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine. More...


Substance misuse

Mixing alcohol with opioids, benzodiazepines sending users to emergency departments

Nearly one-fifth of opioid abuse-related ED visits and more than one-fourth of benzodiazepine abuse-related ED visits involved alcohol, a study found. More...


Delirium

3-minute assessment for CAM-defined delirium may improve diagnosis

A 3-minute assessment for delirium as defined by the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) may help improve recognition of the disorder, according to a new study. More...


Community-acquired pneumonia

Trial fails to find noninferiority for beta-lactam vs. beta-lactam plus macrolide in CAP

A noninferiority trial for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia patients was unable to prove that a beta-lactam alone was noninferior to a beta-lactam plus a macrolide. More...


High-value care

ACP toolkit improves care coordination between primary care and specialists

ACP's High Value Care Coordination Toolkit features resources to improve referrals and care coordination between primary care physicians and specialists, eliminate waste and duplicative care, and create more efficiency in care delivery. More...


Cartoon caption contest

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program or service. More...


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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