Highlights from ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist

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


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