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BACKGROUND Despite the number of patient safety incidents that occur in hospitals, physicians currently may not have the ideal incident reporting tools for easy disclosure. A study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of a simplified paper incident reporting process for internal medicine physicians on uncovering patient safety incidents. DESIGN… (More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an uncommonly recognized etiology of soft-tissue infections. Our experience suggests that pneumococci can cause serious infections of soft tissues, especially in patients with connective-tissue diseases. Systemic lupus erythematosus was an underlying condition in three of the six patients described in the present report.
In this position paper, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians examine the state of graduate medical education (GME) financing in the United States and recent proposals to reform GME funding. They make a series of recommendations to reform the current funding system to better align GME with the needs of the… (More)