Catch them if you can
Incidence estimates suggest that more than 1% of medical admissions could be factitious, and that's not counting the patients no one catches.
Fight or flight?
Conflict may be uncomfortable, but it's a fact of life for hospitalists.
Allergic reactions in the hospital
Allergic reactions can be hard to detect because their presentation is often delayed.
Teaching to the (blood glucose) test
Diabetes self-management education is cost-efficient and effective but underused, experts say.
From a warm welcome to a follow-up appointment
DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., improved patient satisfaction scores by improving communication.
Writing and wishing
Understanding patients' and families' perspectives plays a big part in successful end-of-life care.
2012 diagnostic documentation update
If there is any certainty in the health care industry today, it is that things will change.
Working the Hawaiian night shift
A nocturnist discusses a move that changed his life for the better.
The rights, privileges, and responsibilities appertaining thereto
An internal medicine resident reflects on his recent graduation, a cross-country move and the new responsibilities he now carries.
Serving tables to better serve patients
Early experience in the work world can help predict success in future careers, including medicine.
Letter from the Editor
What are the red flags that point to a patient with possible factitious disorder?.
What would happen if quality measures were applied to your personal life?.
MKSAP quiz on hematology
These cases and commentary, which address hematology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Label changes for ondansetron and cefepime
Details on recalls, warnings, and approvals.
Criteria for cardiac catheterization, subclinical hyperthyroidism and CHD risk, and more.
In the News
Stress tests for low-risk chest pain, statins in stroke patients, and more.
Real cases from Yale-New Haven Hospital
The Brief Case is a new, quarterly column comprising summaries of real-life inpatient cases.