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Archive - November/December 2011


Medical Education

Building the medical home starts in school

By Stacey Butterfield

Four medical schools revamped their residency programs to include concepts of the patient-centered medical home. The changes resulted in teamwork, continuity of care, and more intense clinical rotations.

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Managing HIV

HIV comes of age as disease of mid-to-late life

By Charlotte Huff

Protease inhibitors revolutionized HIV management, morphing it from a death sentence to a chronic, manageable condition. Medical issues have since grown more complex as doctors consider how HIV interacts with aging, and how aging interacts with these sometimes toxic drugs used to control the virus.

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Oncology Comanagement

It's tough to navigate return from cancer care to primary care

By Leah Lawrence

An Institute of Medicine report suggests that patients are becoming lost in transitions between oncology and primary care. Educating physicians is a key to overcoming many of the barriers.

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President's Message

Evaluating what is important about performance measures

By Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FACP

Connecting with the patient and improving their health should be the key factor behind implementing performance measures in the health care system.

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Washington Perspective

What should physicians contribute to deficit reduction?

By Robert B. Doherty

ACP has proposed that Congress create a national, physician-led initiative to promote high-value care, promote research into comparative effectiveness, and reduce the needless expense of defensive medicine.

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Practice Rx

ICD-9 diagnosis codes updated for 2011-2012

By Debra Lansey

The latest annual update of the ICD-9 diagnosis codes outlines many new codes that will be common to internal medicine. A comprehensive list outlines what's new.

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CPII Tips

Options to secure e-mails

By ACP Staff

Numerous options are available to make e-mail communications to patients more secure.

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From the MKSAP case studies

A 59-year-old man is evaluated for a 4-day history of progressive worsening of fatigue, forgetfulness, constipation, excessive thirst and increased urination. He has no pain. Based upon the findings of a physical exam and lab results, what is the most likely diagnosis?

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Regents and Officers Nominations

Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

By ACP Staff

The Governance Committee of ACP places in nomination a list of candidates.

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Obituaries

Obituaries

By ACP Staff

A list of former ACP leaders who have passed.

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