August 2011

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Happy Birthday, HM

Hospitalists’ meteoric rise to relevancy is buoyed by a to-be-determined legacy

ClinicalLiterature ReviewsPatient Care

In the Literature: Research You Need to Know

Screening for AAA; Adverse events in atrial fibrillation; Biological treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; Steroid treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; Levofloxacin for H. pylori; Natural history of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy; Predicting postoperative pulmonary complications; Code status and goals of care in the ICU

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Hospitalists on the Move

Dr. Greeno Cogent HMG has announced its new executive team and outside directors following the merger of Cogent Healthcare and Hospitalists Management Group (HMG). Gene Fleming, formerly president and CEO of Cogent Healthcare, will serve as executive chairman, assisting CEO Stephen Houff, MD, founder and CEO of Hospitalists Management Group. Ron Greeno, MD, a founder… [Read More]

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Integrated NPP systems can yield improved retention, quality of care, and patient satisfaction

Your article “NPPs to the Rescue” (May 2011, p. 24) contained one statement that is at strong variance with our experience: All your interviewees are said to agree that a 1:1 ratio of physicians to NPPs is optimally efficient and that “having one NPP work with more than one physician is not sustainable.” My group… [Read More]

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No Easy Task

As demand for 24/7 on-site coverage increases, HM groups wrangle with night-shift issues