Highlights from ACP Internist and
ACP Internist (formerly ACP Observer)
- Women's Health: Gender gap increases women's heart risk
Nearly half the time, the first clue a physician gets that a woman has heart disease is that she drops dead. Updated guidelines now dictate physicians should first screen for a woman's risk factors for heart disease by age 20.
- Deadline for "Internists as Artists" program entries
Entries for the ACP's national "Internists as Artists" program at Internal Medicine 2009 are now being accepted.
- Mindful Medicine: When diagnoses get lost in
Jerome Groopman, FACP and Pamela Hartzband, FACP review two cases where a patient's use of key words led to anchoring errors in diagnosing an abdominal aortic aneurism and a classic case of intermittent claudication.
- Patient Safety: To err is human...to not plan for it is trouble
Hospitals should always work to prevent serious or fatal medical errors, but they also need to have a plan in place for what to do if an error occurs. Chances are, it will happen eventually.
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