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Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/09/latest-updates-on-acps-priorities-initiatives.htm
1 Sep 2022

ACP issues proposal to realign health care delivery, reimbursement for greater equity

The College issued seven policy recommendations on reforming payment programs, including prioritizing underserved patient populations, addressing value in health care, and achieving greater equity.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/06/21/5.htm
21 Jun 2022

Risk for poor outcomes greater among disadvantaged older adults after ICU admission, study finds

Medicare/Medicaid dual-eligible patients had a 28% increased risk of disability and 9.8-fold greater odds of being diagnosed with probable dementia after an ICU stay compared to non-dual-eligible older patients.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/03/08/5.htm
8 Mar 2022

Detecting depression just as important in the elderly

Raising the issue of mental health is key in the elderly, by asking patients how often they talk to other people, if they're getting help with daily activities, or if they are feeling isolated.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/02/detecting-depression-just-as-important-in-the-elderly.htm
1 Feb 2022

New ACP clinical guidelines address diagnosis, management of adult patients with diverticulitis

Among other recommendations, ACP suggests clinicians can manage most patients with uncomplicated left-sided colonic diverticulitis in an outpatient setting and should refer those with complicated disease for colonoscopy after an initial episode.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/01/18/2.htm
18 Jan 2022

ACP advises on physician suicide prevention; study examines depression in med students

New ethical guidance from the College offers advice on how to respond to physician suicide, while a recent study found that depressive symptoms became more common as medical students progressed through school.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/06/08/2.htm
8 Jun 2021

Telehealth options show benefit in treating effects of osteoarthritis

Recent randomized trials in patients with osteoarthritis showed that an app-based program was associated with some reduction in reported pain and that cognitive behavioral therapy by phone improved insomnia symptoms.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/02/4.htm
2 Mar 2021

Why to screen for anxiety

Anxiety can fly under the radar when combined with other conditions and symptoms that may be more immediately recognizable, such as stomach problems or migraines.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/03/why-to-screen-for-anxiety.htm
1 Mar 2021

Long-term vitamin D supplementation does not appear to protect against depression

No significant difference in risk for depression or clinically relevant symptoms was noted over 5.3 years in 18,353 at-risk patients randomly assigned to receive vitamin D3 or placebo.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/08/11/4.htm
11 Aug 2020

Get comfortable with pain assessment

There are many methods for evaluating pain in the primary care setting, many of which can be completed by patients in the waiting room and have diagnostic value during the clinical encounter.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/06/get-comfortable-with-pain-assessment.htm
1 Jun 2020

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