Hospital Medicine Alert (Vol. 12, No. 1) - March 1, 2017

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Release date: March 2017

Valid through: March 2020

Target Audience

This activity is intended for hospitalists, intensivists and acute care clinicians.


  • Discharge Antibiotic Prescriptions Often Are Inappropriate with Regard to Choice, Dose, Duration?
  • Antibiotic Treatment in Community-acquired Pneumonia
  • A New Risk Score for Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation
  • NOACs in Patients Requiring Anticoagulation Post-PCI
  • Troponin Highly Prognostic in Decompensated Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction


  • Discuss pertinent safety, infection control and quality improvement practices;
  • Explain diagnosis and treatment of acute illness in the hospital setting; and
  • Discuss current data on diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for common inpatient problems.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


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Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing


Physician Editor: Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Washington

Peer Reviewer Rachael Safyan, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Columbia University Medical Center

Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Editor: Dana Spector

AHC Editorial Group Manager: Terrey L. Hatcher

Financial Disclosure

Hospital Medicine Alert’s Physician Editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, Peer Reviewer Rachael Safyan, MD, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editor Dana Spector and AHC Editorial Group Manager Terrey L. Hatcher have no relevant relationship related to the material presented in this issue.


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