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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 MAY 2018

Inpatient Notes

Inpatient Notes

Getting Past the “Black Box”—Opportunities for Hospitalists to Improve Postacute Care Transitions
—Christine D. Jones, MD, MS, and Robert E. Burke, MD, MS

For many hospitalists, the care provided after hospital discharge in skilled-nursing facilities and home health care—collectively termed postacute care—represents a “black box.” In this month's Inpatient Notes, the authors explain how a better understanding of postacute care might help hospitalists improve the discharge transition.

Highlights of Recent Articles From Annals of Internal Medicine

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

In the Clinic: Acute Colonic Diverticulitis

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:ITC65-ITC80. doi:10.7326/AITC201805010

Applicability of Publicly Reported Hospital Readmission Measures to Unreported Conditions and Other Patient Populations

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:631-639. Published 27 March 2018. doi:10.7326/M17-1492

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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.

Review: Adjunctive corticosteroids reduce mortality and clinical failure in adult inpatients with CAP

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:JC40. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-8-040

Review: Adjunctive corticosteroids do not reduce mortality or clinical failure in adult inpatients with CAP

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:JC41. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-8-041

In perfusion imaging-selected acute ischemic stroke, thrombectomy at 6 to 16 hours improved functional outcomes

Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:JC42. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-8-042

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