HM directors are the most important predictor of group success; leaders should devote time and resources to coaching and mentoring their hospitalists
Dr. Doctoroff discusses how BIDMC’s postdischarge clinic works and the patients who need it the most
Dr. Gould outlines actions needed to prevent C. diff infections in your hospital; Dr. Kobaidze talks about why HM leaders should promote hand hygiene
Clostridium difficile puts hospitalists to the test.
A practice-changing perspective on hospitalized patients.
High-performing HM groups have strong leaders; make sure you avoid programmatic pitfalls.
The 2008 election and health-reform debate lead D.C. hospitalist to key federal position.
NPPV is an effective method to decrease mortality, intubation rates, and duration of ICU stay in severe exacerbations of COPD, cardiogenic pulmonary edema, immunosuppressed patients with pulmonary infiltrates, and hypoxia, and as a bridge to extubation in COPD patients.
My son was born in 2001 with a bilirubin of 51, but receiving a diagnosis of kernicterus was difficult in coming because the medical profession is terrified to admit that this is happening.
True rates of kernicterus have been difficult to calculate for a variety of reasons, yet we must get a handle on “who” gets kernicterus if we are to appropriately decide which infants receive phototherapy. The letters we received highlight a critical need to delve deeper into the epidemiology of kernicterus, a journey that must begin with accurate reporting of this disease.
Doctors seem to take on a lackadaisical, roll-of-the-dice type of approach to the prevention of kernicterus. Since the numbers are so low, they are not providing the vigilant watch and, therefore, allowing newborns to slip from hyperbilirubinemia to actual kernicterus.
Everyone in the medical community needs to take the proactive approach, as well as find a means of reporting kernicterus that is free of the liability concerns, or be willing to face them.
Paul B. Iannini, MD; David Handin, MD; David Bowman, MD; Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA, MHM.
HM mergers, acquisitions, and expansions.
SHM committee nominations are due December 5.
The February SHM Leadership Academy will include special programming specifically designed for women.
Relatively simple and inexpensive interventions can prevent hospital-acquired infections.
Johns Hopkins surgeon, researcher named HM12 visiting professor.
The final rule on ACOs indicates that the government has taken comments from SHM and other organizations to heart.
The 2011 State of Hospital Medicine report provides details about hospitalist coding practices.
Atelectasis and fever; heparin dosing frequency for VTE prophylaxis; perioperative cardiac risk calculator; diagnosing subarachnoid hemorrhage without an LP; model to predict risk of bleeding on warfarin; risk of death with tiotropium use in COPD; BNP to predict perioperative mortality; beta-blockers and COPD.
What is the effect of fluid resuscitation on mortality in children with shock in resource-limited settings?
Checking up on 2009’s $160 billion infusion into healthcare.
Routine assessments can improve your occupational health.
The newest Dartmouth Atlas report documents little progress in decreasing 30-day readmissions, and identifies a link nationally between readmissions rates and the overall intensity of inpatient care.
A company pitching bacteria-resistant hospital linens is studying just how effective their product can be in the hospital setting.
An automated email system that notifies both hospitalists and PCPs about post-discharge test results can help ensure results don’t fall through the cracks.
Instead of throwing spaghetti against the wall, practice less-is-more medicine.
How should compensation be determined for the physicians to staff hospitals?
It’s time we invest in patient-centric systems for transitional care.
What hospitalists can learn from Potter Stewart.
Few U.S. hospitals operate without an HM service, but they do exist—for now.
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