A case-based framework for de-escalating conflict
December 14, 2021
De-escalation of a conflict is a critical and evolving skill and practice.
AMA, hospital group sue federal government over surprise billing law
December 9, 2021
The rule’s approach to surprise billing would “all but ensure that hospitals, physicians, and other providers will routinely be undercompensated by commercial insurers,” the groups said.
Care via video teleconferencing can be as effective as in-person for some conditions
December 6, 2021
Video teleconferencing works best for monitoring patients with chronic conditions, according to the author of a new paper.
Residency programs readjust during COVID
December 3, 2021
The pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of being flexible.
Did prior authorization refusals lead to this patient’s death?
November 29, 2021
Nearly 4 years after major organizations signed a consensus statement agreeing to improve the prior authorization process, physicians say little progress has been made.
Acute urinary retention tied to increased risk of certain cancers
November 24, 2021
“Admission with a first-time acute urinary retention could be an opportunity to diagnose an occult cancer.”
Undertriaging linked to worse outcomes in postop patients
November 19, 2021
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Faster testing possible for secondary ICU infections
November 18, 2021
Researchers have shown the potential for clinical metagenomics to become a same-day test for identifying secondary infection in ventilated ICU patients.
Rural hospitalists confront COVID-19
November 2, 2021
Hospital medicine continues to extend into rural communities and small rural hospitals.
Droperidol/midazolam combo curbs agitation in ED patients
November 2, 2021
A combination of haloperidol and lorazepam has been widely used to curb agitation in these patients, but droperidol and midazolam could be more effective, owing to faster onset of action.