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Clinician education, feedback led to fewer inappropriate antibiotics for respiratory tract infections

A stepped-wedge cluster randomized study in 31 primary care practices found that the proportion of visits with an antibiotic prescription decreased from 35.2% to 23.0% after an intervention involving clinician education and monthly peer comparison feedback.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/07/13/5.htm
13 Jul 2021

Information plus documentation a must for informed consent

Documentation of informed consent is an important deterrent to malpractice and negligence claims. One physician describes how his informed consent process was the deciding factor in a missed case of prostate cancer, and outlines how any physician can accomplish it.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2012/01/consent.htm
1 Jan 2012

Breast cancer overdiagnosis may not happen as frequently as previously thought

About 15% of breast cancers detected by biennial mammograms in women ages 50 to 74 years would never have progressed or caused harm in the women's lifetimes, a new retrospective study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/03/01/1.htm
1 Mar 2022

Mitigate potential workplace violence

Physicians should consider violence prevention measures that they can adopt, such as regular training in de-escalation techniques, more routine documentation of worrisome encounters, and seeking guidance from law enforcement or a threat assessment consultant.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/09/mitigate-potential-workplace-violence.htm
1 Sep 2023

ACP offers webinar on advocating for patients with work disability

Topics will include workers' compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and social security systems.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2018/05/22/5.htm
22 May 2018

Easing diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis

This month's issue addresses eosinophilic esophagitis, medical workplace violence, and more.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/09/easing-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis.htm
1 Sep 2023

ACP releases High Value Care advice for communicating about end-of-life care goals

Physician-patient communication about goals of care is a low-risk, high-value intervention for patients with a life-threatening illness, ACP recently advised in a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2014/11/11/6.htm
11 Nov 2014

Busting COVID-19 vaccination myths

Misinformation and disinformation campaigns have contributed to the death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. Internists can effectively counter this and encourage vaccinations.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2021/11/busting-covid-19-vaccination-myths.htm
1 Nov 2021

Discussing lifetime vs. 10-year CVD risk estimates led to higher patient risk perception, willingness for therapy

Patients who were presented with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk information using a pictogram had lower perception of risk and were less willing to consider therapy than those presented with a bar graph or no graphic at all.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2018/11/13/1.htm
13 Nov 2018

Earn trust, counter misinformation

Physicians are on the front lines of addressing medical misinformation, increasingly figuring out what to address and how.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/06/earn-trust-counter-misinformation.htm
1 Jun 2023

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