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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 29, 2014




Highlights

Fewer malpractice claims made against hospitalists than other groups

Hospitalists have a lower rate of malpractice claims than nonhospitalist internists, ED physicians, or general surgeons, a recent study found. More...

Conversion to for-profit affects a hospital's bottom line, but not care

Hospitals that converted from nonprofit to for-profit between 2003 and 2010 improved their financial margins without any apparent effects on the care they provided, a new study found. More...


Sepsis

Corticosteroids associated with survival only in sickest septic shock patients

Low-dose corticosteroids may have improved mortality in the sickest septic shock patients but didn't help and may have harmed less sick patients, a new study found. More...


Stroke

Lowering blood pressure doesn't appear to improve outcome immediately after acute stroke

Lowering blood pressure in the first few days after an acute stroke does not appear to improve functional outcome, according to a new study. More...


Cartoon caption contest

Vote for your favorite entry

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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