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Cover Story: Mortality, Readmission Rates Higher for Patients on Opioids Before Hospitalization

Study finds increased risks for inpatients on chronic opioid therapy within six months prior to admission

Cover Story: CMS Puts Hospitalists in Holding Pattern Regarding Physician Payment Transparency

Medicare to weigh requests for reimbursement data on case-by-case basis


Cover Story: CDC Identifies Greatest Antibiotic Resistance Threats of Next Decade in U.S.

Agency recommends four core actions to combat spread of infections, resistant bacteria

Cover Story: Team-Based Care Model Improves Communication, Coordination Among Hospital Staffs

Shorter lengths of stay, lower in-hospital mortality rates for patients linked to workflow of accountable care units


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

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