Current Issue - November/December 2014
Lupus can involve multiple organ systems and shares the same, sometimes nonspecific presentation as other conditions. But a diligent internist—an “excellent generalist” in the words of one expert—can pick up on the correct diagnosis.
There could be 1 million virtual health consultations done by phone or video by the end of 2014, with growth expected in 2015. Observers are weighing the benefits of access against the potential lack of an ongoing doctor-patient relationship.
Internists globally share many of the same problems and concerns as those in the U.S., so ACP plays an immensely important role in influencing the growth, practice, and sustainability of internal medicine in many other countries.
ACP has decided to once again take on the problem of excessive paperwork and other administrative burdens, including those imposed by the advent of electronic health records.
Clinicians and office staff can benefit from a refresher course about how to code claims correctly for prompt payment.
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians placed in nomination candidates for officers and Regents.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the November 18, 2014 edition
- More bleeds and clots in afib patients who took NSAIDs
- Communication scores vary significantly within practices, especially low-performing ones
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