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Cover Story: Hospitalists Less-Likely Targets of Malpractice Claims Than Other Physicians

Frequent face-to-face communication with hospitalized patients typically builds positive physician-patient rapport

Cover Story: Once-Weekly Antibiotic Might Be Effective for Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections

Research suggests intravenous dalbavancin similarly efficacious to intravenous vancomycin


Cover Story: Four Things HMGs Should Do To Prepare for Ebola

Dallas-based hospitalist recommends ways to spot patients with potential infection, prevent disease spread

Cover Story: Patient Dumping Lawsuit Raises Awareness of Needs of Homeless

Hospitalist offers tips for discharging indigent patients


Cover Story: Hospitalists May Share Smaller Slice of Healthcare Spending Pie

Despite predicted growth in healthcare spending, fewer dollars expected to flow to hospital medicine

Cover Story: Risk-Prediction Model Effective for Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection

Tool identifies infection risk factors at illness onset, predicts likelihood of recurrence


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

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