Featured Articles - January 2015
The approval of multiple drugs in 2013 and 2014 that are able to cure hepatitis C without the use of interferon has dramatically changed the screening, treatment, and epidemiologic paradigms of the virus. Soon, internists will be involved in this rapidly changing area of health care.
Proponents of direct-pay practice models argue that such alternatives are a badly needed intervention for both doctors and patients frustrated by the limited care that can be provided in 15-minute intervals or less. Other physicians are concerned that such models could shut out lower-income patients, creating a 2-tiered health system and further straining an already overstretched primary care workforce.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the January 27, 2015 edition
- Guidelines define an adjunctive role for weight loss and other prescription medications in obesity management
- High-intensity statins often not prescribed after CHD hospitalization, study finds
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