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ACP Expresses Concern About Mandatory Quarantines of Clinicians
Involved in Care of Ebola Patients
Washington, October 27, 2014 - The American College of Physicians is strongly concerned about the approach being taken by some state health departments to impose strict, mandatory quarantines for all physicians, nurses, and other health professionals returning from West Africa, regardless of whether they are showing symptoms of Ebola virus infection. ACP agrees that physicians and other health professionals must take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of others and prevent the spread of infection. However, the College maintains that mandatory quarantines for asymptomatic physicians, nurses and other clinicians, who have been involved in the treatment of Ebola patients, whether in the United States or abroad, are not supported by accepted evidence on the most effective means to control spread of this infectious disease. Instead, such mandatory quarantines may do more harm than good by creating additional barriers to effective treatment of patients with Ebola and impede global efforts to contain and ultimately prevent further spread of the disease.
Leading Medical Groups Urge Congress to Stop Steep Medicaid Cuts
Patients' access to primary care at risk if payment parity policy allowed to expire
Washington, October 27, 2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) convene today in Washington, DC to urge Congress to extend current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization services under Medicaid for at least two years. Absent congressional action, federal support for this policy runs out at the end of the year. Collectively representing nearly 423,000 physicians, the four groups are meeting with dozens of congressional offices on Capitol Hill today, with hundreds more meetings taking place as part of a daylong AAP advocacy training.
National study is first to report on medical resident knowledge of High
Value Care via exam vignettes
Philadelphia, October 14, 2014 -- High Value Care sub-scores from the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination reflect the importance of training medical residents to understand the benefits, harms, and costs of tests and treatments, according to a study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Authors discuss how Sesame Street inspired them to speak out about the public health issue of mass incarceration and what physicians can do to help.
ACP in the News
|10/28/2014||Canadian guidelines recommend against prostate cancer test - Chicago Tribune|
|10/16/2014||Do You Still Need An Annual Pelvic Exam Or Not? - Prevention Magazine|
|10/14/2014||Tool Tests Residents' Knowledge of High-Value Care - Medscape Today|
|9/29/2014||Several vaccine choices this flu season - Washington Post|
|9/17/2014||Kegel Exercises Could Help Treat Urinary Incontinence - Huffington Post|
|9/17/2014||Female Urinary Incontinence: Nonsurgical Treatment - Web MD|
|9/16/2014||To treat urinary incontinence, start conservatively, doctors say - Reuters|
|9/16/2014||Try kegel exercises for urinary incontinence, new guidelines say - FOX News|
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