Veteran hospitalist says EHR is turning "physicians into secretaries"
Communication beyond brief encounters at handoff could improve patient flow, ED safety, say hospital leaders
Decreased continuity of patient care and perceived quality of care reported in a study on the impact of shorter shifts for hospital residents
Avoid preoperative urine culture in nonurologic surgical procedures
Clinical and hospital data are used to assess which patients could benefit most from pre-discharge interventions
A new counseling program aims to help physicians target internal factors that lead to disruptive behavior
Oregon legislation paves way for physicians, patients to mediate disputes over medical errors
Updated guidelines on steroids and antivirals in Bell’s palsy treatment
Antibiotic stewardship, contact precautions can help contain spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation organizes healthcare community coalitions to help limit avoidable rehospitalizations, among other initiatives
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