Update in Outpatient General Internal Medicine: Practice-Changing Evidence Published in 2019

Majken T. Wingo, Shari L. Bornstein, Jason H. Szostek, Karen F. Mauck, Jason A. Post, Mark L. Wieland

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Clinicians are challenged to stay informed of new and changing medical literature. To facilitate knowledge updates and synthesis of practice-changing information, a group of 6 internists reviewed the titles and abstracts in the 7 outpatient general internal medicine journals with the highest impact factors and relevance to outpatient internal medicine physicians: New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), JAMA Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal (BMJ), and Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine. The following collections of article synopses and databases were also reviewed: American College of Physicians Journal Club, NEJM Journal Watch, BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, McMaster/DynaMed Evidence Alerts, and Cochrane Reviews. A modified Delphi method was used to gain consensus based on clinical relevance to outpatient internal medicine, potential impact on practice, and strength of evidence. Article qualities and importance were debated until consensus was reached. Clusters of articles pertaining to the same topic were considered together. In total, 7 practice-changing articles were included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-794
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • 2019 update
  • General internal medicine
  • Outpatient
  • Practice-changing evidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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