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Cover Story: Hospitalist Compensation Up 8% in Latest Survey

2014 State of Hospital Medicine report shows record-high median compensation of $252,996 for adult hospitalists

Cover Story: Improved Diet Is Recipe for Improved Inpatient Outcomes

Nutrition awareness group credits attention to inpatient diets with shorter lengths of stay, fewer avoidable hospital readmissions


Cover Story: Acute-Care Surgery Hospitalists: Coming to a Medical Center Near You?

Emergency surgical model linked with efficiencies in patient care, costs

Cover Story: Epidemiology, Consequences of Non-Leg VTE in Critically Ill Patients

Non-leg VTE was associated with a higher risk of pulmonary embolism during hospitalization, longer ICU stays


Cover Story: Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Calls for Overhaul of Medicare's Observation Status Rules

Position paper suggests steps to improve flawed hospital admissions policy

Cover Story: Patient Safety Experts, Physicians Advocate for Prevention of Medical Errors

Hospitalists encouraged to demand better patient outcome data from hospitals


Cover Story: Aspirin May Deserve Closer Look as DVT Prophylaxis in Lower Extremity Orthopedic Surgeries

Aspirin may be as effective as anticoagulants following hip, knee arthroplasties; anticoagulants preferred post-hip fracture repair

Cover Story: High-Value Care Program Puts Hospital on Path to Savings

Initiatives adopted by UCSF to curb wasteful practices boost healthcare value, clinician engagement         


Cover Story: Society of Hospital Medicine Backs Bill to Modify Hospital Readmissions Program

Proposed legislation would exempt some inpatient admissions conditions, account for high-risk Medicare and Medicaid patients

Cover Story: Hospital-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Prevention Paying Off

CDC campaign to reduce central-line-associated bloodstream infections saves millions in hospital reimbursements

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