Transitions of Care
Hospitalists reduce diversion, improve patient flow, JHM study shows
Technique addresses the patient’s perspective, information that needs to be delivered, response to the patient’s emotions, and recommendations by...
Innovations in Healthcare
Pass the "coaching baton" across care settings, care transition program co-chair says
When done effectively, communication can help hospitalists improve their patients’ sense of well-being and reinforce their adherence to medical...
Chithra Perumalswami, MD, says there are many aspects to caring for a patient as a palliative-care specialist and as a hospitalist that "really...
Applying accountability principles to improve our care-delivery system
A provider wants to use adult hospitalists for coverage of inpatient orthopedic surgery patients. Is this acceptable practice?
Teach-back can help effectively communicate the key teaching points hospitalized patients and their caregivers should take home
Some respondents unclear when extended VTE prevention is appropriate after discharge
Study says better antibiotics, quicker discharge may better benefit patients