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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 July 8, 2015




Physician pay

Hospitalist pay still has a gender gap, survey finds

Male and female hospitalists' work characteristics, job satisfaction priorities, and earnings were compared using survey data. More...


Guidelines

Focused guideline update addresses endovascular treatment for early management of acute ischemic stroke

A new guideline update from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association describes when to use endovascular therapy for stroke. More...


Stroke risk

Even small brain lesions may increase mortality in patients without prior stroke history

Clinicians may want to reconsider the practice of dismissing very small cerebral lesions found on MRI, study authors said. More...


Utilization

Mental health, chronic conditions often land superutilizers in hospital, report says

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality looked at superutilizers by age, payer, and diagnosis. More...


CMS news

Changes proposed to the 2-midnight rule

Physician judgment and Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations should play bigger role in 2-midnight rule, CMS has proposed. More...


From ACP Hospitalist

Who's tops at your hospital? Let us know this month!

ACP Hospitalist is seeking candidates for its eighth annual Top Hospitalists issue in November. Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2015. More...


Cartoon caption contest

And the winner is …

ACP Hospitalist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption. More...


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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