Dennis Chang, MD, FHM
Step 1 scoring moves to pass/fail: Hospitalists’ role and unintended consequences
March 25, 2020
The change to a pass/fail Step 1 exam will likely do little to address the expanding gulf between the UME and GME communities.
The branching tree of hospital medicine
December 13, 2019
Hospital medicine is constantly changing, with new roles for hospitalists from a wide variety of backgrounds.
10 Tips for Hospitalists to Achieve an Effective Medical Consult
July 29, 2015
A medical consult is an amazing way to learn. Consultation challenges us to practice our best medicine while also exposing us to innovations in other specialties. It can forge new and productive relationships with physicians from all specialties.
Risk of Perioperative Morbidity, Post-Op Mortality Higher for Current Smokers
November 6, 2013
Current smokers who undergo major surgery face greater odds of postoperative adverse events, including mortality, than past smokers
Reviews of Reseach on Perioperative Morbidity, Capnography with Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the ED, Mortality Rate for Elective Surgeries
October 1, 2013
Also reviewed this month: publicly reported mortality rates vs. hospitals' overall mortality, cost-saving visits for Medicare patients, video-based workshops for academic hospitalists
What Are the Indications for a Blood Transfusion?
September 1, 2013
Practice guidelines support clinical judgment, but growing evidence suggests the threshold for blood transfusions should be a hemoglobin level of 7-8 g/dl