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Article: Medical Tourism

With nearly 6 million Americans seeking care abroad, hospitalists need to have a working knowledge of the quality and cost of overseas care

Article: Generation Next

Efficiency, lifestyle, and necessity lead medical specialists’ switch to HM model of inpatient care

Cover Story: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: HM pioneer Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, discusses the growing trend of specialist-hospitalists

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Departments

Letters: Innovative Use of Scribes in the Inpatient Setting

Society Pages: Can You Hear Me Now?

SHM expands quality improvement reach to hospitals far and wide

The Hospital Pharmacy: Market Watch

New generics, new indications, and safety information

In the Literature: In the Literature: HM-Related Research You Need to Know

Physician reviews of recent studies, including the effect of early follow-up on readmission rates, heart rate control and outcomes in atrial fibrillation, pneumococcal vaccine to prevent stroke and MI, and CT in patients with suspected coronary artery disease

Key Clinical Question: What Should I Do If I Get a Needlestick?

Healthcare workers who suffer needlestick injuries require immediate identification and attention to avoid transmission of such infectious diseases as HIV, HBV, and HCV.

Billing & Coding: Back to Basics

How hospitalist services can justify daily care

Public Policy: Endangered Species?

Primary care faces myriad challenges, but help is on the way

Career Development: Management Material

History shows hospitalists can fast-track into leadership positions

HM Debate: Should hospitalists accept gifts from pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech companies?

CON: You might not know it, but samples and free lunches influence decisions

HM Debate: Should hospitalists accept gifts from pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech companies?

PRO: Listen, learn, then make your own informed decision

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Columns

President’s Column: To Err is Human

SHM enacts new systems, protocols to eliminate missteps

From the Editor’s Desk: 28,999 and Me

The names behind the number

Practice Management: Volume Control, Part II

Additional staff, flexible hours can help solve unexpected surges

Ask Dr. Hospitalist: Should HM Redefine Its Role as Provider and Adjust Expectations for Inpatient Care?

Patients are figuring out that not all hospitalists are doing what they are supposed to do when it comes to communications and establishing safe transitions of care.

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