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Program targeting superutilizers did not reduce readmission rates in randomized trial

The results suggest that approaches to care management designed to connect patients with existing resources may be insufficient for a medically and socially complex superutilizer population, study authors said.

GI bleeding prophylaxis recommended in high-risk critically ill patients

Proton-pump inhibitors appeared to reduce bleeding risk more than histamine-2 receptor antagonists.

Frailty assessment index based on lab tests may help predict outcomes in hospitalized older adults

The index uses data from 27 laboratory values routinely assessed within 72 hours of hospital admission.

Hospital-based palliative care may reduce ICU use

Implementation of palliative care services versus no implementation was associated with a 10% reduction in ICU use during terminal hospitalizations, a study found.

January issue online and in the mail

This issue's main story analyzes recent guideline changes on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. ACP Hospitalist will host a related Twitter chat on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Eastern.

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.