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    CPAP reduces the risk of intubation among patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and COVID-19

    May 2, 2022

    Clinical question: What is the role of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) compared to conventional oxygen therapy in the management of COVID-19-related acute...

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    The evolution of the hospitalist

    March 30, 2022

    Dr. Ramanathan Dr. Chmelik The term hospitalist was coined in 1996 in a New England Journal of Medicine article written by Dr. Robert Wachter—often considered the father of the field. The need...

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    Emergency department visits from adverse drug events

    February 11, 2017

    Clinical question: The purpose of this study was to describe ED visits for adverse drug events in year 2013-2014 compared to year 2005-2006 to learn changing patterns of ADEs and to help advance medication safety initiatives in outpatient settings.

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    February 2, 2017

    Get the latest news about upcoming events, new programs and Society of Hospital Medicine initiatives.

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    Female physicians, lower mortality, lower readmissions: A case study

    January 20, 2017

    Week in, week out for the past 25 years, I have had a front-row seat to the medical practice of a certain female physician: my wife, Heather. We met when we worked together on the wards during...

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    Hospital factors play key role in readmission risk after surgery

    November 28, 2016

    CORONADO, CALIF. – Variation in readmission risk across hospitals following certain surgical procedures is more attributable to hospital factors than to patient characteristics, results from a large analysis demonstrated.

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    Tips for Improving Early Discharge Rates

    May 29, 2016

    Discharging patients before noon has many advantages: It creates open beds to accommodate the surge in admissions in the afternoon and helps minimize the bottleneck in system-wide patient flow, says Ragu P.

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    Barriers to Achieving High Reliability

    May 10, 2016

    The conceptual models being used in healthcare’s efforts to achieve high reliability may have weaknesses, according to Marc T. Edwards, MD, MBA, author of “An Organizational Learning Framework for Patient Safety,” published in the American Journal of Medical Quality.

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    Video Feedback Can Be a Helpful Tool for QI, Patient Safety

    April 30, 2016

    Procedures are the most expensive item in healthcare, but tremendous variation remains in quality. “In part that’ s because we have weak systems of peer support and in part because medicine sanctions a physician to do procedures, and then for the next 40 or 50 years, a surgeon can receive no inpu

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    Joint Commission Leaders Call on Physicians to Embrace Quality Improvement

    July 29, 2015

    In a May 12 JAMA “Viewpoint” article, Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, The Joint Commission’s president and CEO, and David Baker, MD, FACP, MPH, The Joint Commission’s vice president for healthcare quality evaluation, called on American physicians to acquire the necessary skills to take on new resp