Median compensation for adult hospitalists rose 6% in 2011, while productivity remained nearly static, according to the Medical Group Management Association’s Physician Compensation and Production Survey.
A toolkit to keep your hospitalists fulfilled, engaged, and happy.
Warfarin vs. aspirin in heart-failure patients; aspirin after anticoagulation prevents VTE recurrence; novel oral anticoagulants vs. warfarin in afib patients; intravenous metronidazole for mild C. diff infection; frequency of Foley catheter complications vs. CAUTI; intensive hyperglycemia control in noncritical hospitalized patients; risk score predicts 30-day mortality after noncardiac surgery; and temperature, white blood cell count are not sensitive predictors of bacteremia.
E. coli, GBS, and S. aureus are the most common causes of bacteremia in infants aged one week to three months.
Each year in the ICU alone, 80,000 catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) occur.
“Fat embolism” refers to the presence of fat globules that obstruct the lung parenchyma and peripheral circulation.
The Society of Hospital Medicine believes that its members can be involved in the research to answer many of the important questions that are unresolved in HIT.
Hospitalists work fewer days, but longer shifts common.
The application deadline for the 2013 class of Fellows is in January.
Movers and shakers in hospital medicine; new business moves.
Legislation would eliminate funding for the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
SHM’s Practice Management Committee has a series of questions that address high-level topics about patient satisfaction surveys
CODE-H will be presented via live webinar at SHM’s new online community, Hospital Medicine Exchange, enabling users to post messages to other users and the faculty
Despite CMS praise, clinicians are wary of health IT shortcomings
When done effectively, communication can help hospitalists improve their patients’ sense of well-being and reinforce their adherence to medical treatments post-discharge
Chithra Perumalswami, MD, says there are many aspects to caring for a patient as a palliative-care specialist and as a hospitalist that "really strike at the heart of what being a doctor is”
The OB/GYN hospitalist field is growing
New hospital patient-safety ranking system released by independent consumer advocacy organization
Procedure sees increased portability, wider application at the hospital bedside, and increased use by trained hospitalists
Share of physician job-search assignments from April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012, that featured openings for independent, solo practitioners
Medical trainees eager and willing to learn skills that will be required from hospitalists in a reformed healthcare system
The challenges current EHRs present to QI efforts and what features EHRs need to incorporate to better serve the needs of patients and clinicians
Teach back is a strategy in which providers ask patients to repeat, in their own words, what they have just learned about their medical condition, treatments, and self-care
Safer patients, improved quality of care, innovative uses of resources, increased job satisfaction themes at “Creating the Hospital of the Future: The Implications for Hospital-Focused Physician Practice"
Applying accountability principles to improve our care-delivery system
Follow-up contact is the most potent patient-satisfaction tool
A provider wants to use adult hospitalists for coverage of inpatient orthopedic surgery patients. Is this acceptable practice?
More than 600 attendees descended upon Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky Convention Center for the seventh annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference
Confusion arises because there are two mechanisms for reporting facility-based claims
Hospitalists may code a properly documented, “uncertain” condition as if it existed or was established
Teach-back can help effectively communicate the key teaching points hospitalized patients and their caregivers should take home