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Annals for Hospitalists

University of Michigan

If you practice hospital medicine, Annals for Hospitalists simplifies your search for information that matters most to you. Developed with the University of Michigan Hospital Medicine Program 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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21 FEBRUARY 2017

Inpatient Notes

Inpatient Notes

Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Legislating Quality to Prevent Infection—A Primer for Hospitalists
by Jennifer Meddings, MD, MSc, and Laurence F. McMahon, Jr., MD, MPH

Medicare imposes financial penalties on hospitals with high rates of hospital-acquired infections. The intent of these programs is to motivate hospitals to improve while simultaneously reducing Medicare spending. But how do these programs work, and are they effective? This Inpatient Note explores this and related themes.

Highlights From Annals of Internal Medicine

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

Brain-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Amino-Terminal Pro–Brain-Type Natriuretic Peptide Discharge Thresholds for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: A Systematic Review

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:180-190. Published online 29 November 2016. doi:10.7326/M16-1468

Clinical Outcomes of Metformin Use in Populations With Chronic Kidney Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, or Chronic Liver Disease. A Systematic Review

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:191-200. Published online 3 January 2017. doi:10.7326/M16-1901

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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.

Review: Some drugs, added to hydration, prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:JC9. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-2-009

In patients with severe sepsis, hydrocortisone did not prevent progression to septic shock

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:JC10. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-2-010

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