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Inpatient continuity of care declined in decade ending in 2006

Inpatients experienced a decline in continuity of care between 1996 and 2006, but the hospitalist model doesn't seem to be to blame, the authors of a new analysis concluded.

Higher risk of death, morbidity in noncardiac surgery patients with preoperative anemia

Preoperative anemia in patients who underwent major noncardiac surgery was associated with a higher morbidity and mortality risk in the 30 days after surgery, a new study found.

Same-day discharge may be safe after elective PCI, study indicates

Patients who have undergone elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be able to leave the hospital the same day without a negative effect on outcomes, a new study suggests.

Little evidence supports interventions to reduce hospital readmissions

There's no definitive evidence that any single intervention reduces 30-day hospital readmissions, a literature review concluded.

The latest issue is online

The October issue of ACP Hospitalist is online. It includes feature articles on drug shortages and getting along with the emergency department, and a humorous tale of personal illness from editorial advisor Jamie Newman, MD, FACP.

ACP launches new online discussion group for hospitalists

ACP members are invited to participate in ACP's Special Interest Groups, a private online community that allows members to share experiences, questions and creative solutions with like-minded physicians at their own convenience.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP HospitalistWeekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP