To treat or not to treat: interpreting syphilis serologies
February 3, 2022
Case A 32-year-old man with history of intravenous heroin use presents to the emergency department (ED) for fevers and redness with purulence over the left forearm. He is started on IV vancomycin...
A different kind of leadership rounds
January 7, 2022
In the early 2000s, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement helped popularize the idea of Leadership WalkRounds, encouraging health care leaders to regularly visit frontline clinical units to hear...
Keeping up with New Payment Models
December 7, 2016
For hospitalists, the arrival of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, originally Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, or PQRI) marks the swerve in reimbursement complexity
Simple Strategy for Addressing Problematic Patient Behavior
August 1, 2016
Linden Spital, NP, a psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner, staffs the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Poor Continuity of Patient Care Increases Work for Hospitalist Groups
November 30, 2015
[caption id="attachment_12166" align="alignright" width="295"] Image Credit: ILLUSTRATION/PAUL JUESTRICH; PHOTOs shutterstock.com[/caption] I think every hospitalist group should diligently try to maximize hospitalist-patient continuity, but many seem to adopt schedules and other operational prac