Hospitalists are well-positioned to lead measured, team approaches to snuff out common hospital-acquired infections
“Med rec” translates to effective communication at every transition of care; experts say hospitalists should own the initiative
Procalcitonin-guided therapy decreases antimicrobial duration in ICU patients; High residual platelet reactivity increases risk of cardiovascular events among patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI; Conservative treatment of necrotizing pancreatitis is associated with improved outcomes; Cardiac MRI complements clinical findings in diagnosis of stress cardiomyopathy; Increased risk of potentially inadvertent medication discontinuation following acute-care hospitalization; Clinical exam remains valuable in the diagnosis of patients admitted to a medicine service; RDW predicts all-cause mortality and bloodstream infection in ICU patients
Annual meeting is rich with opportunity to build new contacts, find resources
IOM report highlights health IT promise and problems
Short for “Coding Optimally by Documenting Effectively for Hospitalists,” CODE-H can improve the confidence that practice leaders and administrators have in their documentation and coding efforts through a comprehensive, eight-month program that includes webinars and a variety of other support resources.
The 2011 State of Hospital Medicine report offers insights into the operation of academic hospital medicine practices and how they compare with their nonacademic peers.
Robert Wachter, MD, MHM; Maggie Shatilla, MD; Jeffrey Sperring, MD; Gunjana Bhandari, MD; Bert Puckett Wall, MD
What is the epidemiology of 15-day readmissions to a children’s hospital?
Boston hospitalist foresees great change for growing field
2012 forecast: More coordinated, more accountable, more efficient care
Help stave off repeat hospital visits by engaging in frank discussions with the patient or nursing-home facility staff about the goals of care
Emory School of Medicine’s Division of Hospital Medicine supports faculty development training in the areas of administrative leadership, quality improvement and research, and education and training
Report counts proportion of each state’s hospitals with access to organized palliative-care programs
The Institute of Medicine identifies potential harm that could stem from a digital healthcare system
Hospitalists can be at the forefront of the changes needed to reduce costs and improve profitability
You have a voice, so cast a vote for SHM’s board of directors
…to embrace children’s books, Twitter, and Kim Kardashian
Documentation improvement, regulatory acumen key maximization of Medicare dollars
How physician pay varies within a single site
Just a quick comment regarding your editorial “Fiddling as HM Burns” (The Hospitalist, August 2011, p. 62) with regard to our hospital in the Florida Panhandle. The 60-plus patients we see daily are: Indigent (most) and uninsured working poor; and Unassigned (the local providers see their own patients). Our length of stay is less than… [Read More]
Of the 2.7 million visitors who visit Mount Rushmore each year, some unknowingly enlist in the Rushmore (elevation 5,725 feet) stress test. Having their acute coronary syndrome at the foot of the faces can be a memorable event, providing a subsequent introduction to Rapid City Regional Hospital’s (RCRH) ED, with an average door to balloon… [Read More]
I have been a hospitalist for eight years but joined SHM two and a half years ago at the encouragement of my sister, a hospitalist program director in New York. I am the chief of staff and have been the sole hospitalist at a rural Texas hospital since April of this year, as the other… [Read More]
Hospitalists can help prevent hospital-acquired infections
Clostridium difficile puts hospitalists to the test.
A practice-changing perspective on hospitalized patients.
NPPV is an effective method to decrease mortality, intubation rates, and duration of ICU stay in severe exacerbations of COPD, cardiogenic pulmonary edema, immunosuppressed patients with pulmonary infiltrates, and hypoxia, and as a bridge to extubation in COPD patients.
My son was born in 2001 with a bilirubin of 51, but receiving a diagnosis of kernicterus was difficult in coming because the medical profession is terrified to admit that this is happening.