ACP American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine - Doctors for Adults

May/June 1999

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Screening Admission CT Scans in Patients with AIDS. A Randomized Trial
Max P. Rosen, Scott Sher, Rajeev Bhorade, Sufala Patil, Helen Jacoby, Roger B. Davis, and Vassilios Raptopoulos

Performing computed tomography scans at hospital admission did not reduce the length of stay for patients with AIDS.
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Institutional Volumes and Coronary Angioplasty Outcomes before and after the Introduction of Stenting
Charles Maynard, Nathan R. Every, Michael K. Chapko, and James L. Ritchie

The introduction of coronary stenting in California has not changed hospital mortality but was associated with a decreased use of same-admission CABG. Higher volume hospitals have lower rates of same-admission CABG.
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CASE REPORT

Direct Admission to an Extended-Care Facility from the Emergency Department
Andrew P. Halpert, Steven D. Pearson, and Tammy Reina

For selected patients, direct admission to an extended care facility from the emergency department seems to be feasible, safe, and acceptable.
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PATTERNS OF PRACTICE

Screening Mammography Rates by Specialty of the Usual Care Physician
Karl S. Finison, Christopher A. Wellins, David E. Wennberg, and Frances L. Lucas

Women cared for by gynecologists and internists are more likely to receive mammography.
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BACK OF THE ENVELOPE

Hospitalist Staffing Requirements
Jon D. Lurie and Robert M. Wachter

The number of hospitalists needed to adequately cover a hospital's patient population depends on several factors, including patient case complexity and the extent of other duties in the hospital.
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SPECIAL TOPICS

Preparing Manuscripts for Submission to Medical Journals: The Paper Trail
H. Gilbert Welch

Preparing a manuscript for publication in a medical journal is hard work. To succeed, you must start early, focus on high-visibility components, develop a systematic approach, and finish strong.
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EDITORIAL

What is a Hospital?
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ENDNOTES
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ETHICS MATTERS

A Shared Satement of Ethical Principles for Those Who Shape and Give Health Care: A Working Draft
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EVIDENCE MATTERS

Efficient Prenatal Care: Fewer Visits, Fewer Sonograms
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Primer on 95% CIs for the Number Needed to Treat
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do We Need Another Bias?
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