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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


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


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

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