Quality of End-of-Life Care Varies by Disease
November 11, 2016
How do patterns of end-of-life care compare for patients with different diseases?
Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Spending Increasing
October 7, 2016
How much are insured nonelderly adult patients paying out of pocket for inpatient care, and does that amount vary over time or by patient characteristics, region, or type of insurance?
2016 State of Hospital Medicine Report Now Available
October 2, 2016
Order your copy of the 2016 State of Hospital Medicine report now and improve your practice today
LETTER: Point-of-Care Ultrasound: The (Sound) Wave of the Future for Hospitalists
July 3, 2016
Small devices carried in pockets during rounds can enable hospitalists to make quick decisions at the bedside, enhance and teach physical exam skills, streamline patient flow through the hospital, and potentially avoid the cost and risk of exposure to radiation.
Establishing a Role for Polysomnography in Hospitalized Children
May 2, 2016
Clinical question: What is the role for inpatient polysomnograms for children with medical complexity? [caption id="attachment_13645" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Stubblefield[/caption] Background: Sleep-disordered breathing is more common in certain pediatric populations.
Dr. Hospitalist: HM Groups Must Adapt to New Career Landscape
January 12, 2016
Dear Dr. Hospitalist: Over the past several years, we have had a problem with physician retention, especially with nocturnists, in our medium-sized hospitalist group.
Most Hospitalists Not Eager to Screen Inpatients for Breast Cancer: JHM Study
May 29, 2015
A recent Journal of Hospital Medicine study found that most hospitalists do not believe they should be involved in breast cancer screening for their hospitalized patients who are overdue for a screening. Study authors at Johns Hopkins Bayview (JHB) Medical Center in Baltimore surveyed nearly 100
Hospital Medicine 2015 Photo Gallery – Day Four
May 1, 2015
Photographs from Hospital Medicine 2015, which took place March 29-April 1 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. Photos by Manuel Noguera [gallery ids="9197,9196,9195,9194,9193,9192,9191,9190,9189,9188,9187,9186,9185,9184,9183,9182,9181,9180,9179,9178,9177,917
Disparities in National Hospital Ratings Systems Produce No Clear Winners, Losers
April 7, 2015
A recent study found different approaches used by four popular hospital ratings systems resulted in disagreement about the ranking of many U.S.
Antibiotic Therapy Guidelines for Pediatric Pneumonia Helpful, Not Hurtful
December 19, 2014
Hospitalists need not fear negative consequences when prescribing guideline-recommended antibiotic therapy for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), according to a recent study conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). "Guideline-recommended ther