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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


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    


Cover Story: MERS Cases Put Hospitalists on Alert for Infectious Disease

Physicians warned to look for fever, respiratory symptoms in patients who recently traveled to U.S. from Middle East regions

Cover Story: New SHM Board Member Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, Sets High Bar for Health System Improvements

Veteran hospitalist will focus on policies, practices related to patient care, hospital admissions, Medicare


Cover Story: Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Blamed for Poor Sepsis Outcomes

Report on impact of hospital-onset C. diff infections stresses need for prevention

Cover Story: Pre-Operative Beta Blockers May Benefit Some Cardiac Patients

Studies indicate beta blockers can lower post-operative risk of mortality, major cardiac events

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