Current Issue - May 2015
Aspirin's long-standing role in cardiovascular health does not resolve its precise benefit in terms of cardiovascular prevention, specifically in patients who haven't had a myocardial infarction or stroke.
Sessions at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual meeting addressed the need for treating hip fractures, the pros and cons of withholding treatment, and preserving opportunities for organ donation.
By taking note of how far the American College of Physicians has come in the past 100 years, one can get a better sense of how much farther the organization needs to go.
Fee-for-service reimbursement is a half-century old, and despite its staying power is now facing demands that it be modernized, if not traded in altogether.
Care coordination isn't new, but value-based payment, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other alternate delivery and payment programs have moved the topic into the forefront of many conversations and policy discussions.
This update covers a label change on testosterone products clarifying that they are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels, as well as the approval of ceftazidime-avibactam (Avycaz) to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections.
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ACP Internist Weekly
From the May 19, 2015 edition
- Supplemental imaging may not be necessary in all women with dense breasts, study finds
- Loss aversion most effective incentive for smoking cessation, but rewards yield more participation
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