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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 January 28, 2015




Highlights

Hospitalists know guidelines but overuse tests to reassure selves, patients

The majority of hospitalists would expect their colleagues to overuse testing in preoperative evaluation and syncope treatment, a recent study found. More...

Prednisone speeds recovery for inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia

For patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, prednisone treatment shortened their time to clinical stability and hospital length of stay, a new study found. More...


Transitions of care

Nine transitional care interventions for heart failure may help optimize outcomes

Nine interventions for transitions of care in heart failure may assist in achieving optimal clinical and patient-centered outcomes, according to a scientific statement that addressed patient, hospital, and clinician barriers. More...


Cardiology

High-intensity statins often not taken after CHD hospitalization, study finds

Patients who are hospitalized for coronary heart disease (CHD) often don't fill prescriptions for high-intensity statins after discharge, according to a new study. 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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