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7.30.14

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         

7.16.14

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

7.2.14

Cover Story: Quality Initiatives Earn Low Marks

Most think QI measures don't improve inpatient care: online survey by The Hospitalist

Cover Story: Inhaled Corticosteroids Increase Risk of Serious Pneumonia in Patients with COPD

Risk is higher with fluticasone, lower with budesonide

6.18.14

Cover Story: Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, FHM, Outlines To Lawmakers Hospitalist Concerns about Two-Midnight Rule, Medicare Policies

SHM Public Policy Committee member explains flaws in observation status rule, RAC program

Cover Story: Change To Dietary Rule Could Free Up Hospitalists for Other Tasks

Registered dietitians now allowed to prescribe therapeutic diets for inpatients

6.4.14

Cover Story: Telemedicine on Capitol Hill

Hospitalist Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, addresses a Congressional subcommittee on potential of e-health technology

Cover Story: Overworked Hospitalists Linked to Higher Costs, Longer Lengths of Stay

JAMA Internal Medicine study suggests 15 encounters per day is optimal patient census    

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The Hospitalist newsmagazine reports on issues and trends in hospital medicine. The Hospitalist reaches more than 25,000 hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and medical administrators interested in the practice and business of hospital medicine.

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