Jena, M.D., Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues compared 30-day mortality, 30-day readmission, and inpatient Medicare Part B spending for patients treated by first-year internists
fully exposed to 2003 work-hour reforms during their residency (completed residency after 2006) and for those treated by first-year internists
with partial or no exposure to reforms (completed residency before 2006).
* Specialists who diagnose a patient with epilepsy, and send a note back to the internists
suggesting they start Tegretol.
This free eBook contains 50 high-yield ABIM-style practice questions to help internists
prepare for board certification or recertification.
NEW ORLEANS -- The cost of care may be more expensive at an internist
's office, but it appears that internists
may do a better job than family physicians in offering preventive care services such as flu shots and cancer screenings.
The report--which compiled results after surveying 838 primary care and specialty doctors throughout February and March--found that 51 percent of internists
and 53 percent of family physicians are not accepting new patients.
A group of physicians associated with Harrisburg Hospital at Penn State University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, conducted a survey of 78 internists
and 54 family physicians to determine compliance with medical practice.
In all, 52% of 414 internists
and 40% of 591 family physicians who responded to a mailed survey indicated that they would refer a patient with a suspicious pelvic mass directly to a gynecologic oncologist.
Objective: This study accessed the knowledge, opinions, and practice behaviors of North Carolina (NC) endocrinologists and internists
regarding periodontal disease (PD) and the impact on diabetes.
Surprisingly, however, it is not disease-specific knowledge and training that are the overriding concerns for pediatricians or internists
as they help patients make the transition to adult care, she said.
Family practitioners prescribed penicillins most often, while internists
The quarterly title is being distributed to 25,000 cardiologists, diabetologists, endocrinologists, internists
and related health care professionals.
The Comprehensive Care Practice Improvement Module would allow as many as 180,000 internists
seeking to maintain ABIM board certification to send their performance data collected through that process to BTE and eventually to other payers.