Aggressive bed management increases capacity and revenue-generating opportunities without added costs
No longer on defense, hospitalists position themselves as team leaders who boost perceptions of care
UCSF's Diane Sliwka pairs hospitalists with special training with novice hospitalists during bedside procedures; UC Denver's Ethan Cumbler thinks HM is a must-fit in the larger framework of improving patient satisfaction
Transportation expert Alan Pisarski discusses the stresses and mitigating factors of mega-commutes; EmCare CEO Mark Hamm explain how his company partners with client hospitals
Although helpful for some, discharge lounges won’t solve systemic bed-management issues
Emergency Nurses Association President AnnMarie Papa discusses patient partnerships; Ken Simone explains the pressures hospitals face in moving patients and potential incentives to get nurses on board the early-discharge train
Although challenges exist, most health professionals acknowledge HM’s worth
The pros and cons of working far from home.
Incidence Rates of Kernicterus Remain Unchanged
HM12 in San Diego will offer something for everyone
How compensation amount differs by employment model
Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Countdown Begins; SHM Toolkit Launched
Physician reviews of HM-related research, including PCI vs. CABG for left main coronary artery disease, CABG vs. medical therapy in severe LV dysfunction, linezolid vs. glycopeptides for nosocomial pneumonia, biomarkers to differentiate pneumonia from obstructive lung disease
Key Points: UEDVT risk factors include central venous catheters, malignancy, thoracic outlet syndrome or other anatomic abnormalities, previous DVT, “effort-related” activities, and hypercoagulable states; A significantly increased mortality rate exists among people diagnosed with UEDVT; UEDVT should be treated similarly to LEDVT: UFH or LMWH followed by warfarin for at least three months; The ACCP recommends against the routine use of thrombolytics, angioplasty, stent placement, or surgery....
Recruiting and retaining hospitalists could be a balm for rural healthcare’s woes
1995 and 1997 documentation guidelines remain in play
Miami hospitalist bucks tradition by focusing on technology and patient safety
Cost-shifting article paves way for improved transitions, systemwide QI
How many more have to die because of medical errors?
Certain traits, practices make the OBGYN hospitalist model a breed apart
HM Should Determine Admission Status, Location
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