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More than 40% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions in U.S. may be inappropriate

In a cross-sectional analysis of 2015 data, about 56 million antibiotic prescriptions in ambulatory care settings were either inappropriate or lacked a documented indication.

Care coordination in U.S. may lag behind other countries, report finds

Primary care physicians in the U.S. were least likely to report receiving notifications when a patient is seen elsewhere for after-hours care, among other findings.

MKSAP quiz: Evaluation during a routine examination

A 59-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He feels well and has no symptoms. Medical history is significant for hypertension. On physical examination, the patient is afebrile, blood pressure is 122/74 mm Hg, and pulse rate is 76/min. Cardiac examination is unremarkable. What is the most appropriate next step in management?

AGA releases guidelines on managing gastric intestinal metaplasia found during routine endoscopy

The guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) will aid clinicians' decision making for patients undergoing upper endoscopy in North America, the authors said.

Governor-elect Designees election results

The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors is pleased to announce the Governor-elect Designees representing the Class of 2025.

ACP releases Spanish-language edition of MKSAP 18

The Spanish-language version will help Latin American and Spanish internists, subspecialists, and primary care physicians upgrade their knowledge and prepare for board certification.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.