The classic example of over-diagnosis in pediatrics is asymptomatic urinary screening for neuroblastomas, where studies showed an increase in testing, an increase in diagnosis, but no change in mortality (posted Jul 29, 2014)
Fundamentals of a program will lead to success for advanced programs and distributed networks (posted Jul 29, 2014)
Recent stalls to fix physician reimbursement program, implement overhauled medical coding system considered costly to healthcare industry
Regulation stresses screening patients for risk of adverse post-discharge outcomes; need for written discharge policies, procedures
Aspirin may be as effective as anticoagulants following hip, knee arthroplasties; anticoagulants preferred post-hip fracture repair
Initiatives adopted by UCSF to curb wasteful practices boost healthcare value, clinician engagement
Is it Acquired Hemophilia or Something Else? Unexplained Bleeding in Hospitalized Patients
This live CME webinar has been designed to meet the educational needs of hospitalists and other healthcare providers that are interested in managing hospitalized patients with bleeding disorders such as acquired hemophilia and unexplained bleeding due to a coagulation factor deficiency. Register now to participate in the live event on Thursday, Nov. 21, at noon EST.
Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: Inpatient Strategy for Hospitalists
This interactive monograph will bring hospitalists up to date on evidence-based CABP management, JC/CMS Core Measure guidance, and anti-infective treatment options that are aligned with antimicrobial stewardship principles. Hospitalists will use this knowledge to provide the best possible treatment and outcomes for patients while preserving the efficacy of available antibiotics for future use.
Restoring the Balance: The Hospitalist's Role in Managing Hyponatremia
Panelists discuss the impact of hyponatremia, which affects as many as 30% of hospitalized patients and has been associated with negative outcomes in many chronic diseases (eg, heart failure, SIADH, and cirrhosis). Also included in this webinar are a review of available therapeutic options and provide clinical scenarios that demonstrate the hospitalist’s role in managing this serious metabolic disorder.
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