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Transitional care management yields benefit but is used rarely, study finds

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 internists earn less than men as generalists, hospitalists, subspecialists

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.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up evaluation of Alzheimer disease

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?

Prioritize cardiac monitoring for high-risk breast cancer patients, study suggests

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.

Host a ‘#ProudtobeGIM’ event, apply for grant funding

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.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist 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.