But before you start building a palliative care service, do your homework.
More than two-thirds of HM programs provide on-site coverage at night; millennials’ belief in work-life balance fuels "clearly defined" schedules
Discussion with the expert analysts behind the State of Hospital Medicine: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data
With nearly 6 million Americans seeking care abroad, hospitalists need to have a working knowledge of the quality and cost of overseas care
Efficiency, lifestyle, and necessity lead medical specialists’ switch to HM model of inpatient care
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: HM pioneer Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, discusses the growing trend of specialist-hospitalists
Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, has watched the hospitalist movement grow from its infancy in the mid-1990s to more than 30,000 hospitalists practicing nationwide today. As professor and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and associate chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, and chief of the medical… [Read More]
Over the past couple of decades, the ever-increasing medical-legal, financial, and patient-safety demands have led to a mushrooming of the amount of documentation needed during patient care, especially in the inpatient setting. With the advent of HM, that burden simply shifted to hospitalists, along with rapidly expanding patient loads as PCPs started delegating inpatient care…. [Read More]
SHM expands quality improvement reach to hospitals far and wide
New generics, new indications, and safety information
Physician reviews of recent studies, including the effect of early follow-up on readmission rates, heart rate control and outcomes in atrial fibrillation, pneumococcal vaccine to prevent stroke and MI, and CT in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
Healthcare workers who suffer needlestick injuries require immediate identification and attention to avoid transmission of such infectious diseases as HIV, HBV, and HCV.
How hospitalist services can justify daily care
Primary care faces myriad challenges, but help is on the way
History shows hospitalists can fast-track into leadership positions
CON: You might not know it, but samples and free lunches influence decisions
PRO: Listen, learn, then make your own informed decision
SHM enacts new systems, protocols to eliminate missteps
The names behind the number
Additional staff, flexible hours can help solve unexpected surges
Patients are figuring out that not all hospitalists are doing what they are supposed to do when it comes to communications and establishing safe transitions of care.