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Annals for Hospitalists

Michigan Medicine

If you practice hospital medicine, Annals for Hospitalists simplifies your search for information that matters most to you. Developed with the Division of Hospital Medicine at Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Health System, Annals for Hospitalists provides monthly highlights from Annals of Internal Medicine and ACP Journal Club and “Inpatient Notes”—unique perspectives on contemporary topics in hospital medicine.

Feature Editors:
David H. Wesorick, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
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19 JUNE 2018

Inpatient Notes

Inpatient Notes

Medical Uncertainty as a Driver of Resource Use—Examining the “Gray Zones” of Clinical Care
—Charlie M. Wray, DO, MS, and Hyung J. Cho, MD

How should hospitalists deal with uncertainty in clinical practice? This month's Inpatient Notes highlights the importance of simply acknowledging clinical uncertainty. This acknowledgement helps clinicians to thoughtfully address the uncertainty and avoid inappropriate reflex testing.

Highlights of Recent Articles From Annals of Internal Medicine

Originally published for the broader Annals audience, these articles feature subjects most relevant to hospitalists.

Preventability of Early Versus Late Hospital Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:766-774. Published 1 May 2018. doi:10.7326/M17-1724

Patterns of Potential Opioid Misuse and Subsequent Adverse Outcomes in Medicare, 2008 to 2012

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:837-845. Published 22 May 2018. doi:10.7326/M17-3065

Amyloid-β (1-40) and Mortality in Patients With Non–ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Cohort Study

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:855-865. Published 22 May 2018. doi:10.7326/M17-1540

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The Latest Highlights From ACP Journal Club

ACP Journal Club is a monthly feature in Annals of Internal Medicine that contains editorial, easy-to-read abstracts pulled from 130 leading medical journals.

Guideline: TMP–SMX is recommended after uncomplicated skin abscess incision and drainage

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:JC50. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-10-050

A single preoperative physiotherapy session reduced pulmonary complications after upper abdominal surgery

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:JC51. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-10-051

PERC strategy was noninferior to the usual strategy for ruling out PE in low-risk patients in the ED

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:JC54. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-10-054

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