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September Observer Contents

Clinical Medicine

Is it time to expand your use of statins?
New update gives doctors the option of a lower LDL goal for patients at very high risk.
Sep '04


How small changes can bring big rewards in diabetes care.
When it comes to incorporating evidence into daily practice, physicians admit there may be a gap between best practices and the care they can provide.
Sep '04

Tiered physician networks spark controversy
Doctors worry that health plans may use too little data to determine who's in and who's out.
Sep '04


Readers discuss prisoner abuse, problem physicians, professional ethics.
Sep '04


A look at ACP's guideline on managing chronic angina
New algorithms can help you evaluate suspected cases, choose the right diagnostic test and stratify patient risk.
Sep '04

Your Practice

The new ICD-9 codes that every internist should know
A discussion on the changes that have been made to codes in the International Classification of Diseases.
Web Only

College alliance can help you boost your lab profits
A recent alliance between ACP and a national lab accreditation organization can help College members improve the quality of their in-office labs.
Sep '04

New College service helps members select office software
ACP members can now get free summary evaluations of office software products.
Sep '04

Computers and Medicine

How EMR software can help prevent medical mistakes
Deadly drug interactions are just one type of error that electronic information systems can flag in your practice.
Sep '04

For Residents

Tips for saving time in the era of new work hour rules
Residents find that technology and creative teamwork can help them balance education with patient care.
Sep '04

College Watch

President's Column
Heeding the public's call for better quality and safety
Patients and payers alike are insisting that physicians demonstrate ongoing clinical competency throughout our careers.
Sep '04

College and ABIM outline ongoing evolution in recertification
Recent discussions between ACP and the ABIM have led to new options for recertifying physicians and a rapid evolution in the recertification process.
Sep '04

College leaders move on membership, technology
Regents approve several actions designed to expand College membership.
Sep '04

Candidates elected to College Fellowship in July 2004.
Sep '04

Washington Perspective

Focusing the College's policy agenda on revitalization
Addressing the reasons why practicing physicians are unhappy with the current state of internal medicine practice.
Sep '04

College Briefs

Chapter meetings offer education, networking.
Sep '04

Policy Briefs

ACP applauds Senate passage of patient safety act.
Sep '04

College urges Congress to regulate tobacco products.
Sep '04

Chapter meetings offer education, networking.
Sep '04


The MKSAP Challenge
A 67-year-old man is evaluated because of a two-day history of fever and diminished consciousness.
Sep '04



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