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LISTEN NOW: Highlights of the December 2014 issue of The Hospitalist newsmagazine


This month in our issue, our first cover story features "10 Things Oncologists Want Hospitalists to Know." Dr. Josiah Halm, a hospitalist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, talks about the center's pilot program that has built a collaborative model for hospital medicine and oncology. Colleague Dr. Sahitya Gadiraju says working on the project has taught her the intricacies of guiding complex care. Our second cover story explores the evolving role of hospitalists in healthcare reform. HM guru Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, shares why he thinks accountable care organizations aren’t just a reboot of the managed care experiment. Elsewhere in this issue, hospitalist Dr. Steven Pantilat of the University of California at San Francisco, describes how palliative care is becoming a focus area for internal medicine. Our key clinical question this month examines whether patients with an unprovoked VTE should be screened for malignancy or a hypercoagulable state, and physician editor Dr. Danielle Scheurer covers lessons learned about hospital medicine and infection control from the Ebola outbreak.

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