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Article: New Beginnings

Two hospitalists who endured 9/11 choose contrasting paths to the 10th anniversary

Article: HM@15 - Are You Living Up to High Expectations of Efficiency?

Length-of-stay reductions are clear, but direct cost savings are tough to pin down

Article: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Emergency Medicine Companies Venture into Hospital Medicine

All signs point toward more and more hospitals hiring companies to handle both emergency care and inpatient care

Article: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Weighing the Costs of Palliative Care

Hospitalists are ideally positioned to play a pivotal role in providing the kind of patient-centered care that could improve both quality and cost.

Audio File: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Russell Holman and Ed Weinberg discuss companies' acquisition strategies

Dr. Holman is chief operating officer at Cogent HMG in Brentwood, Tenn. Weinberg is CEO of Hospital Physician Partners in Hollywood, Fla.

Audio File: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to David Meltzer and Scott Lundberg talk about HM efficiency

Experts discuss the need for experienced hospitalistsand the effectiveness of hospitalists in recouping reimbursement

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Article: Conglomerate HM?

As hospitalist model surges, more private hospitalist providers grow ever bigger

Practice Management: Modest Gains

As economy dawdles and hospitalists mature, compensation and productivity benchmarks see minimal growth

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On the Move: Hospitalists On The Move

Society Pages: Personalized Privileges

SHM membership is a lifelong investment

Society Pages: Nocturnists’ Compensation Puzzles Practice Leaders

In the Literature: In the Literature: The latest research you need to know

High-dose vs. low-dose clopidogrel after cardiac stenting; Rates of overdiagnosis of PE with CTPA; Outcomes of hospitalists with PAs or residents; White coats and MRSA; Correlation of vital signs and pain

Key Clinical Question: What Is the Best E&M of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia?

Management of HIT includes the continuation of a nonheparin anticoagulant for at least 30 days after diagnosis. Warfarin should not be used until the platelet count has reached 150x109/L.

Public Policy: Exchange Anxiety

Patient groups, small businesses cheer HHS plan, but cost worries remain

Residents’ Corner: Find Your Niche

Take your time, get a mentor, find your passion, and enjoy your career

Team Hospitalist Q&A: Dr. Optimization

Improved patient care fuels Holder’s passion for technology and systems change

HM Debate: Should You Report a Substance-Abusing Colleague to the State Licensing Board?

PRO: Hospitalists’ moral obligation is to protect the patient; CON: Responsible, helpful action doesn’t always mean official involvement

Career Development: The Burden of Burnout

A critical issue in HM might be getting worse

Innovations: Purposeful Visits Enhance Hospitalized Seniors’ Quality of Life

Audio File: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Tosha Wetterneck and Keiki Hinami discuss burnout and career satisfaction

Co-authors of a new career satisfaction survey discuss hospitalists' concerns

Society Pages: Policy Corner

Medicare Data-Sharing: Is CMS Preparing to Sell Beneficiary Claims Data?

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President’s Column: The Bigger Picture

Value is more than shortening length of stay

From the Editor’s Desk: Fiddling As HM Burns

It’s time hospitalists start turning words into deeds

Practice Management: Hospital-Focused Practice

As specialists adopt HM model, need for new terminology, cooperation grows

Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Pediatric HM Highlights

The 10 most important lessons from PHM’s 2011 annual meeting

Ask Dr. Hospitalist: Dr. Hospitalist

Your hospital medicine questions answered

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October 2014


The Hospitalist newsmagazine reports on issues and trends in hospital medicine. The Hospitalist reaches more than 25,000 hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and medical administrators interested in the practice and business of hospital medicine.

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