States face daunting financial shortfalls as patients endure substandard care
Experts discuss why hospitalists are a good fit for leadership positions and how you can get the necessary training.
With training and experience, hospitalists are a natural fit for leadership roles
Infection-prevention professionals, hospital officials suggest steps to simplify and streamline HAI tracking system
Infection-prevention leaders and state hospital association representatives participated in regional meetings sponsored across the country during the summer of 2009 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and suggested ways that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)—a leading federal system for tracking healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)—could… [Read More]
HM pioneer Bob Wachter headlines HM11 lineup
Dr. Bradley M. Sherman, MD, FACP, FHM
Thousands sign up for mobile service, fresh perspective
A new survey spearheaded by SHM’s Family Medicine Task Force gives the first glimpse into the demographics, settings, and scopes of practice of this growing HM segment. The research found that hospitalists trained in family medicine are experienced physicians who likely work directly for their hospital. More than half (51%) completed residency training more than… [Read More]
Next year’s annual meeting in Dallas marks the third induction of fellows into the SHM Fellows program. Candidates still have a few weeks to submit an application. The deadline for 2011 applications is Jan. 14. More than 700 fellows and senior fellows have been inducted since the program began in 2009. “The success and enthusiasm… [Read More]
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
Short-course intravenous antibiotic therapy is effective for infants hospitalized with UTIs
New generics, dosages, indications, and safety warnings, including information about carbidopa/levodopa and entacapone tablets, as well as tigecycline IV injection
Building and fixing practices suits hospitalist consultant
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.
Academic, clinical fellowships provide valuable training, experience
Prepare to explain safe and legal disposal of unused prescriptions
Chapter 1: Overcoming threats to quality healthcare in the face of reform
Pediatric hospitalists must roll up the sleeves, dive into quality projects
Why radiologists know more about lung infiltrate diagnoses than you do
The building blocks of an inequitable healthcare system