ACP Internist January 2016
Weighing the options for bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery may be an option for severely obese patients for whom lifestyle changes are not enough. Internists can set up expectations that may improve postsurgical outcomes.
A neighborhood approach to better health
Doctors treating patients who live in lower-income urban areas may need more in-depth understanding of how environment might shape their patients' health, and may even need to venture outside the office to better understand their patients' life circumstances.
Primary care-staffed transition clinic may cut readmissions
A postdischarge transition clinic staffed by a primary care physician and other clinicians appeared to reduce readmission risk in a vulnerable patient population.
ACP Hospitalist December 2015
Will small hospitals disappear?
Facilities take new approaches to survive familiar challenges.
Everyone wants to do it, but how?
Predicting sepsis and its trajectory
Biomarkers, automated systems, and rapid diagnostics.