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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


Cover Story: VTE Risk Spikes for Pregnant Patients Admitted to Hospitals Pre-Delivery

Study recommends hospitalists recognize threat, treat patients at highest risk with prophylaxis

Cover Story: Readmission Penalties for COPD Diagnoses Slated for 2014

Hospitalists urged to consider ways to reduce COPD-related readmissions


Cover Story: Report Cites Wide Variation in Prescription Drug Use by Medicare Patients

Types of drugs prescribed, patients’ medication usage found to vary by U.S. geographic region

Cover Story: Risk of Perioperative Morbidity, Post-Op Mortality Higher for Current Smokers

Current smokers who undergo major surgery face greater odds of postoperative adverse events, including mortality, than past smokers


Cover Story: Agency Funding for Healthcare Research Could Benefit Hospital Medicine

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) plans to award $300 million this year

Cover Story: Readmission Rates Not Effective Quality Measure of Pediatric Patient Care

Study finds low hospital volumes limit usefulness of data

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