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Nosocomial Pneumonia

(This chapter has been reprinted with permission from Williams MV, Hayward R: Comprehensive Hospital Medicine, 1st edition. Philadelphia, WB...

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Hospitalists and Infectious Disease Physicians: Allies in Improving Patient Care

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Maximizing Throughput and Improving Patient Flow

According to data from the American Hospital Association (1), in 1985, the United States had 5732 operational community hospitals; by 2002, the...

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Improving Resource Utilization

Today’s hospitals must address a variety of challenges stemming from the expectation to provide more services and better quality with fewer...

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Providing Extraordinary Availability

In 1994, Jack Rosenbloom was admitted to an Indiana hospital after suffering a serious heart attack. While in the critical care unit (CCU) of the...