Study says better antibiotics, quicker discharge may better benefit patients
Carolyn Clancy, MD, urges hospitalists to "embrace the challenge"
Adverse-drug-event prevention is a “team game,” says researcher
Azithromycin associated with a small absolute increase in cardiovascular deaths
Unexpectedly low health literacy muted efficacy of post-discharge follow-ups, hospitalist says
Payors offer readmissions programs, reporting mechanisms, beneficiary data
Re-entering patient identification, other electronic interventions significantly reduce errors
Supported self-management of COPD does not decrease readmission or mortality rates
Strong demand for HM clinicians a driving factor in compensation rise
Evidence of hospitalist-model benefits “overwhelming,” lead author says
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