A study described transitional care management as a promising delivery model innovation, but an editorial cautioned that payments may not be high enough to justify the extra work involved or may be targeted to the wrong place in the health care system.
Women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to an ACP cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative panel of ACP nonstudent members.
An 82-year-old woman is seen for follow-up evaluation of Alzheimer disease. Since her last visit 12 weeks ago, she has been taking rivastigmine, with a progressively titrated dosage. The patient's only new symptoms are increasing insomnia, loss of appetite, and occasional diarrhea; she has had no feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, or guilt. Following a physical exam, Mini–Mental State Examination, and lab tests, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
Cardiac monitoring should be a priority among trastuzumab-treated high-risk patients, patients with comorbidities, and those treated with anthracyclines.
Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for Medicare patients have slightly decreased in recent years
Efforts to reduce outpatient antibiotic prescribing may have incurred a shift among options rather than a substantially reduced amount of antibiotic use.
Institutions can receive an honorarium of $2,000 to host one or more local events aimed at encouraging medical students and early residents to enter internal medicine.