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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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15 JANUARY 2019

Inpatient Notes

Caregiver Engagement in Hospital Medicine: The Next Frontier
—Molly J. Horstman, MD, and Eduardo Salas, PhD

When patients are discharged from the hospital, they often depend on care from a friend or family member. But, how well do hospitals train these caregivers to perform the necessary tasks? This month's commentary focuses on the important, but often neglected, step of engaging the caregiver in the discharge process.

Highlights of Recent Articles from Annals of Internal Medicine

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

Trends in Drug Use–Associated Infective Endocarditis and Heart Valve Surgery, 2007 to 2017: A Study of Statewide Discharge Data

Ann Intern Med. 2019;170:31-40. Published 1 January 2019. doi: 10.7326/M18-2124

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Ann Intern Med. 2019;170:41-50. Published 1 January 2019. doi:10.7326/M18-0992

Long-Term Outcomes Among Patients Discharged From the Hospital With Moderate Anemia: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Ann Intern Med. 2019;170:81-9. Published 15 January 2019. doi:10.7326/M17-3253

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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.

In at-risk patients, rivaroxaban after discharge did not reduce symptomatic or fatal VTE at 45 days

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:JC64. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-10-064

Changing to oral antibiotics was noninferior to continuing IV antibiotics in left-sided infective endocarditis

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:JC65. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-10-065

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