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Article: The Obesity Problem in U.S. Hospitals

Special challenges of transporting, diagnosing, and treating the morbidly obese

Article: While Residents Rest

The challenges involved as hospitalists fill the gap of recently reduced resident duty hours

Article: Hospice Heart

A hospitalist in Texas fulfills her dream to direct an in patient hospice unit

Article: Risky Business II: A Whole New Category of Risk

Improve patient safety and communication to lower malpractice litigation

Article: Uncertain Prognosis

Special considerations for high-risk patients at end of life

Article: Take Research Initiative

Avenues to increase hospital medicine research and close the quality gap

Article: To Tube or Not to Tube

The implications of PEG tube use in the hospitalized older adult

Article: Team Rapid

An up-close view of how one L.A. hospital set up its rapid response team

Article: The Yuk Factor

Maggot debridement therapy: the ancient treatment for chronic wounds makes a comeback

Article: Pantilat Receives Endowed Chair

A first for hospital medicine, the chair moves palliative care forward at UCSF

Cover Story: Tough Negotiations Avert B.C. Hospitalist Walkout

Two weeks of intense talks between hospitalists and government officials resulted in an 11th-hour compromise on June 29th in British Columbia

Cover Story: The Coming Windfall

CMS proposes double-digit increases for work RVUs for services performed by hospitalists

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Flashback: Doctors of the American Frontier

What’s Your Diagnosis?: Rash Judgement

A 38-year-old, healthy, incarcerated, African-American man presented with a one-and-a-half year history of an eruption in his axillae

Career Development: Shift Perspectives

Consider a more healthful schedule for your group

Society Pages: SHM Surveys Revisited

Article: Virus Alerts

CDC issues warnings about two viruses with serious potential complications

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Progress Notes: A Piece of Eddie

Medical malapropisms, mondegreens, and other matters

SHM Point of View: The Reality of Today

External realities will shape the hospital of the future

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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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