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Cover Story: Hospitals Report 30-Day Readmissions Dip with SHM’s Project BOOST

Data show 2% drop in avoidable rehospitalizations as critics question program’s effectiveness, impact

Cover Story: Rising Medicare Spending for End-of-Life Care Brings Patients’ Wishes into Focus

Patients increasingly use hospice services over hospitalization in their last days, study shows


Cover Story: Emergency Department EHRs Raise Quality, Safety Concerns

Study highlights lack of industrywide standards, potential hazards for medical records

Cover Story: Surgical-Site-Infection Risk Not Associated with Prophylactic Antibiotic Timing

Administering antibiotics 60 minutes pre-incision doesn’t significantly reduce post-operative infection rates: JAMA study


Cover Story: Minutes Matter for Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

Reducing onset-to-treatment time by just 15 minutes lowers in-hospital mortality, hemorrhage rates: JAMA study

Cover Story: Conway to Head Medicare Innovation Center

Pediatric hospitalist takes charge as agency accepts applications for health-care-innovation grants


Cover Story: Is Shared Decision-Making Bad for the Bottom Line?

Study finds higher costs, longer lengths of stay for patients who are more involved in their own care

Cover Story: Prices for Common Procedures Not Readily Available

Study finds wide pricing variations for elective total hip arthroplasty


Cover Story: ABIM Ramps Up MOC Requirements

Rule changes will force hospitalists to earn points more frequently to maintain certification

Cover Story: Moore Medical Center a Casualty of Tornado’s Fury

A hospitalist grapples with loss of city’s sole medical center

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