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Cover Story: Pneumonia Challenges Hospitalists on Multiple Fronts

Beware medication continuance, antibiotic selection, says past SHM president

Article: Pneumonia Challenges Hospitalists on Multiple Fronts

Beware medication continuance, antibiotic selection, says past SHM president

Cover Story: The Medicaid Gap

States face daunting financial shortfalls as patients endure substandard care

Cover Story: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Audio interviews with experts in career advancement, training

Experts discuss why hospitalists are a good fit for leadership positions and how you can get the necessary training.

Article: Business Blueprint

With training and experience, hospitalists are a natural fit for leadership roles

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Letters: Infection-prevention professionals, hospital officials suggest steps to simplify and streamline HAI tracking system

Society Pages: Stage Presence

HM pioneer Bob Wachter headlines HM11 lineup

Society Pages: Hospitalists Flock to Free HM App for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Other Handhelds

Thousands sign up for mobile service, fresh perspective

Society Pages: A New Look at Family Medicine Hospitalists

Society Pages: Fellows Program Application Deadline is Jan. 14

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

Physician reviews of recent HM-related literature, including continuous insulin infusion in non-ICU patients, outcomes of patients leaving against medical advice, effects of high- vs. low-dose PPIs for peptic ulcer, and medication errors in older patients

Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Pediatric HM Literature Review

Short-course intravenous antibiotic therapy is effective for infants hospitalized with UTIs

Team Hospitalist Q&A: Solution Finder

Building and fixing practices suits hospitalist consultant

Key Clinical Question: Are Stress-Dose Steroids Indicated in Patients with Adrenal Insufficiency Hospitalized with Noncritical, Nonsurgical Illness?

For hospitalized adults with adrenal insufficiency, the expert recommendation is to double or triple the usual outpatient dose of glucocorticoid; however, data to support this is limited, and each patient should be assessed carefully and monitored to determine the optimal dose adjustment.

Residents’ Corner: Career Development

Academic, clinical fellowships provide valuable training, experience

Legal Eagle: Sound Advice

Prepare to explain safe and legal disposal of unused prescriptions

Letters: BCBS of North Carolina’s refund to customers due to changes in health reform legislation

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The Hospital Pharmacy: Market Watch

New generics, dosages, indications, and safety warnings, including information about carbidopa/levodopa and entacapone tablets, as well as tigecycline IV injection

President’s Column: The Story of Us

Chapter 1: Overcoming threats to quality healthcare in the face of reform

Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Gettin’ Dirty

Pediatric hospitalists must roll up the sleeves, dive into quality projects

Practice Management: Real Doctoring

Why radiologists know more about lung infiltrate diagnoses than you do

From the Editor’s Desk: Designed to Harm

The building blocks of an inequitable healthcare system

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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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