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Update in General Internal Medicine

John V.L. Sheffield, MD; and Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH
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1997-98 Series John Roberts, MD, Editor. From Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Requests for Reprints: Eric B. Larson, MD, University of Washington Medical Center, Room AA 316, Box 356330, Seattle, WA 98195-4021. Current Author Addresses: Dr. Sheffield: Harborview Medical Center, Box 359782, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.


Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1997;127(1):43-51. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-127-1-199707010-00008
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Advances in general internal medicine have come quickly and from a wide diversity of sources in the past year or two. Clearly, it is impossible for one or two general internists to reliably identify the most significant clinical advances. We therefore asked 13 general internists at the University of Washington to answer the question, “What were the five most important papers or most important advances you read about in the past year?” From among their responses, we selected those papers that focused on common and clinically relevant problems and circulated the relevant papers to the editors of ACP Journal Club for their feedback on the adequacy of the scientific evidence.

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