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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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18 APRIL 2017

Inpatient Notes

Inpatient Notes

Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Human Factors Engineering and Inpatient Care–New Ways to Solve Old Problems
by Lauren Clack, MSc, and Hugo Sax, MD

Drawing on psychology and engineering, human factors engineering is a scientific discipline that applies knowledge about human strengths and weaknesses to optimize interactions with the environment. In this month's commentary, authors from Zurich, Switzerland, provide examples of how principles of human factors engineering can be applied to improve quality and safety in the hospital.

Highlights From Annals of Internal Medicine

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

In the Clinic: Atrial Fibrillation

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:ITC33-ITC48. doi:10.7326/AITC201703070

Pharmacologic Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Synopsis of the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:572-578. Published 14 March 2017. doi:10.7326/M16-2937

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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: In AF, direct oral anticoagulants reduce all-cause and vascular mortality compared with warfarin

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:JC28. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-6-028

After PCI with stents for AF, adding rivaroxaban vs warfarin to antiplatelet drugs reduced bleeding

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:JC29. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-6-029

Review: Palliative care improves quality of life and symptom burden but does not affect mortality at 1 to 3 months

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:JC31. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-6-031

In patients receiving palliative care, risperidone or haloperidol increased delirium symptoms vs placebo

Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:JC32. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-6-032

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