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Cover Story: Minnesota-based Hospital Readmissions Reduction Campaign Earns Prestigious Award

Three receive John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for preventing more than 6,000 avoidable readmissions

Cover Story: Report Offers Practice Management Roadmap for Hospital Medicine Groups

Self-assessment tool outlines best practices in leadership, management infrastructure, clinical activities, patient care


Cover Story: Decline in Healthcare Employment Unlikely to Hit Hospitalists

With inpatient care demand high, hospitalists just need to continue to show value

Cover Story: Oral Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) as Effective as IV PPIs in Peptic Ulcer Bleeding

Study shows oral PPIs may reduce hospital length of stay without increased risk of re-bleeding, but suggests more research is needed


Cover Story: Resident Handoff Program Reduces Medical Errors at Pediatric Hospital

Bundled approach can make process more streamlined, efficient

Cover Story: Side Effects of Synthetic Marijuana Blamed for Thousands of ED Visits

Report encourages hospitalists to recognize severe reactions in patients caused by ingesting chemicals in fake pot


Cover Story: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Allowing Specialty Society Registries To Submit Quality Data to PQRS

SHM committees continue working on viable options for hospitalists

Cover Story: Infection Prevention Campaign Solicits Patient Participation

Initiative encourages hospital patients to drill hospitalists, healthcare providers on hand hygiene habits


Cover Story: Simple Tool Improves Communication Between Patients, Hospitalists

Bedside notepad helps hospitalized patients and families ask physicians questions, voice concerns

Cover Story: Intravenous Haloperidol Does Not Prevent ICU Delirium

Research suggests physicians avoid using scheduled antipsychotics to reduce ICU delirium in critically ill inpatients

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