September issue online and in the mail

This month's issue focuses on recent shortages of IV opioids and saline, door-to-diuretic time, and in-hospital cardiac arrest.


The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist is now available. The main story reports on hospitals' and hospitalists' responses to drug shortages, including how the problem may have led to practice improvements. Other feature articles dive into the debate over whether door-to-diuretic time affects outcomes from heart failure exacerbations and how to reduce deaths from in-hospital cardiac arrest. This month's Success Story deals with the ongoing challenge of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile and the Q&A analyzes the diagnostic process. The latest edition of Brief Case is a collection of cases from around the country.