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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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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