An ethics challenge in hospital medicine
August 19, 2021
It is important not to force a premature resolution of the situation through unilateral or coercive decisions.
SHM’s Center for Quality Improvement to partner on NIH grant
August 12, 2021
Study will identify interventions to rapidly improve care for children hospitalized with respiratory illnesses.
“Enough English” to be at risk
July 13, 2021
One way to bypass language barriers is to recognize the value added by hiring and training bilingual health care providers.
Clinician practices to connect with patients
July 2, 2021
What practices foster physician presence and connection with their patients?
Hotspotting does not reduce readmissions
July 1, 2021
Does the addition of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Provider’s care-transition program prevent hospital readmission in high utilizers of health care services?
Reflections on 10 years of hospitalist productivity
June 21, 2021
Over the past decade there has been a significant change in how hospital medicine programs are financed.
Hospital-level care at home for acutely ill adults may be as safe as inpatient care
June 10, 2021
Does hospital-level care at home reduce health care cost, usage, and readmission rates?
Hospital acquisition had no significant change in the rate of readmission or mortality
June 8, 2021
How do hospital acquisitions or consolidations affect patient satisfaction, the rate of readmission, and the mortality rate?
Electronic frailty index based on routine blood tests may help identify at-risk seniors
June 7, 2021
Can a frailty index using routine admission laboratory tests identify seniors at increased risk for adverse outcomes after hospital admission?
Hospital admissions of nursing home patients declined after ACA quality initiatives
May 28, 2021
Following the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), how have hospital transfer rates from nursing homes for patients with advanced medical conditions changed?