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Hospital medicine core competencies updated

Syncope and hyponatremia are new chapter topics in the latest version of the Society of Hospital Medicine's Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine.

Medicare proposes payment, quality reporting changes for 2018 and asks for input

Significant proposed changes include requiring The Joint Commission to post survey reports online and accounting for social risk factors, disability, and medical complexity when assessing rates of hospital-acquired conditions.

Restarting anticoagulation after intracerebral hemorrhage associated with lower thromboembolic risk

A meta-analysis found that more than a third of patients taking an anticoagulant before an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) restarted anticoagulation after the ICH, and they had lower rates of thromboembolic events.

HEART score appears safe for ED triage of chest pain patients

The HEART score uses a patient's History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk factors, and initial Troponin to predict risk of major adverse cardiac events after an ED visit for chest pain.

Vote for your favorite entry

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

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP