Bringing Acute-Level Care to the Patient: Key Steps for Hospital at Home
August 1, 2022
Shutterstock.com As the hospital at home concept and care model gets more attention nationally, hospitalists often provide the leadership, clinical expertise, and labor needed to get these...
10 Facts for Hospitalists About Abortion
June 24, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe versus Wade is expected to result in a wave of state laws limiting access to reproductive health. This highlights why clinicians should stay current...
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...
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...
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
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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...
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.
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.
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.