September 2011

New Beginnings

Two hospitalists who endured 9/11 choose contrasting paths to the 10th anniversary

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Hospitalists On The Move — September 2011

Dr. Wickramasinghe Eardly K. Wickramasinghe, MD, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service. Dr. Wickramasinghe, a general practitioner and hospitalist with Erie Physicians Network who works at Saint Vincent Health Center, was chosen for the award after the statewide organization’s board of trustees voted unanimously… [Read More]

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Nocturnists’ Compensation Puzzles Practice Leaders

Welcome to “Survey Insights,” a new section devoted to exploring and interpreting information from the survey conducted jointly by SHM and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Each month we will focus on a specific topic, providing not only the survey results, but also background information and commentary from members of SHM’s Practice Analysis Committee…. [Read More]

ClinicalLiterature Reviews

In the Literature: The latest research you need to know

High-dose vs. low-dose clopidogrel after cardiac stenting; Rates of overdiagnosis of PE with CTPA; Outcomes of hospitalists with PAs or residents; White coats and MRSA; Correlation of vital signs and pain

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Purposeful Visits Enhance Hospitalized Seniors’ Quality of Life

An abstract presented at HM11, “Purposeful Visits for Hospitalized Elderly Patients,” describes a service at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Denver that has shown improvements in participating patients’ mood, agitation, and orientation. The purposeful-visit program was started, says senior author Ethan Cumbler, MD, a hospitalist at UCH and director of its Acute Care… [Read More]