In the News

Points to consider in palliative care

An integrated model of curative and palliative care focuses on control of distressful symptoms at the time of diagnosis, and then continues through until death.

Precourse provides pneumonia pearls

An expert reviews the guidelines and recommendations for antibiotic treatment of pneumonia and offers a few pearls for management of cardiovascular risks and risk stratification, among other aspects.

Factor frailty into preop assessment

Frailty should be assessed along with baseline cognition, risk for delirium, functional status, nutritional status, and, in particular, patients' treatment goals and expectations, an expert said.

ACP calls for a ‘time out’ to assess and revise approach to performance measurement

The majority of quality measures for ambulatory internal medicine in Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program are not valid based on criteria developed by ACP.

ACP examines ways to achieve gender equity in physician compensation, career advancement

Promoting gender equity and eliminating the inequities in compensation and career advancement that physicians can face is a longstanding goal of ACP.

Social determinants of health play role in improving patient care, promoting health equity

Health disparities, often rooted in social, economic, and environmental factors, can influence an individual's health.

Session offers attendees a chance to go ‘Beyond the Guidelines'

A Friday-morning session will look at breast cancer screening guidelines and discuss their application in a woman with dense breasts.

Learn more about DynaMed Plus®

DynaMed Plus is an online, evidence-based point-of-care reference tool that is free to ACP members.

Annals of Internal Medicine to host story slam at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

Story slams are events that celebrate storytelling by providing an opportunity for participants to share brief stories aloud with an audience.

Talk about hospital medicine today

Jamie S. Newman, MD, MHA, FACP, will deliver a 10-minute take on issues important to hospitalists.