Current issues of ACP Journal Club are published in Annals of Internal Medicine


ACP Journal Club sharpens the focus on studies of interest to internists


ACP J Club. 2003 Jan-Feb;138:A13. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2003-138-1-A11

Quantitatively oriented readers will note the loss in this issue of some of the usual content for ACPJC; we’ve slimmed down to 25 abstracts and commentaries. Those with longer memories and more ACPJC experience will realize that this is how we began; the increase in content was effected in January 2000. The additional items per issue came from Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), which covers general and family practice, as well as internal medicine and major nonmedical specialties, including pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics, and gynecology.

No one applauded the additional content as far as we are aware, and a few readers questioned its inclusion. From this issue onward, ACPJC will tighten its focus on adult internal medicine and its major subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, emergency and critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, immunology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, respirology, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. As always, studies that meet our criteria for which we lack space for abstracts will be featured in our “Other Articles Noted” section.

For convenience and so you receive your journal in better condition, ACPJC will be delivered together with Annals of Internal Medicine to all American College of Physicians members and all nonmembers who have combined subscriptions to Annals of Internal Medicine and ACPJC. Those with individual subscriptions to ACPJC will, of course, receive it separately in the mail.

R. Brian Haynes, MD, PhD
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada