Are rank-and-file hospitalists adequately equipped to deal with stroke care?
As hospitalists are tasked with an ever-increasing array of responsibilities, performing bedside procedures is becoming more difficult for some
There is no role for steroids in sepsis in the absence of shock, nor is there a role for high-dose steroids in sepsis.
Initial trophic feedings effective for patients with acute lung injury; IM vs. IV benzodiazepines in status epilepticus; CDI risk following antibiotic cessation; Acid suppression associated with increased complications in CDI patients; perioperative statins and cardiac events in surgical patients; enoxaparin vs. unfractionated heparin during PCI; optimal serum potassium levels for AMI patients; PPIs superior to H2-blockers for lowering UGI bleeding following ACS and STEMI.
Delayed initiation of acyclovir increases mortality in neonatal HSV infection.
Root-cause analysis, mentoring help Lodi, Calif. hospital create patient-safety culture, reduce readmissions.
The dual purpose of the ACA is patient protection and cost control.
HM groups becoming more sophisticated about how they account for the costs of their hospitalist programs.
Movers and shakers in hospital medicine; new business moves.
Non-physician providers can register now for training at the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp in October, co-hosted by SHM.
Nationwide push is helping comparative-effectiveness research gain traction—and funding.
Results drawn from scripted patient-satisfaction telephone interviews.
The average difference in length of stay between hospitalist groups and non-hospitalist groups.
The proportion of U.S. hospitals using health information technology has doubled in the past two years.
Residents can play a lead role in a program aimed at teaching commitment to the highest standards of excellence in medicine, to the welfare of patients, and to the best interests of the larger society.
Advance-care-planning discussions and advance directives resulted in no significant difference in survival time for patients.
Cost Is the New Quality; Waste Is the New Cost
Medicare may only pay for items and services that are “reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member,” unless there is another statutory authorization for payment.
Hospitalist Daniel Bitetto spends a lot of time in meetings, teaching, and walking the halls of his 709-bed hospital.
The way the Japanese people responded to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami illustrates how healthcare workers without existing patient relationships can still care deeply for patients and earn their trust.
The biggest challenge hospitalists face is fulfillment of our promise.
It might seem like a stretch, but my recent encounters with clothes dryers have taught me a few lessons about what HM groups need to function at their highest level.
Well-designed forms of nonmonetary compensation can have a greater impact on a hospitalist than providing a reward in dollars.
Our input has been solicited by the Strategic Committee to help sort through the issue of certification in pediatric hospital medicine. What is potentially at stake here is how we define ourselves as a field.
What to do when your hospitalist group is imploding.
HHS to announce a new compliance date.
A snapshot of several active research areas in stroke intervention
I can’t speak for all loved ones who must witness the passage of a parent, a child, or a spouse, but for me, a hospitalist’s firm hand would have made a world of difference in how we navigated this inevitable event.