Transitions of Care
Hospitalists should lead the discussion with patients on postacute facility selection as it relates to which facilities are in the network and why...
There is no doubt transparency is important, and patients should be informed when hospitalized as outpatients instead of as inpatients. But the...
From the Society
Every health care encounter is an opportunity to better identify and document patients’ wishes for their care.
Clinical Question: Are hospitalized patients experiencing an increased mortality risk at the end-rotation resident transition in...
HM16 abstract explains how Lean/Six Sigma methods might streamline admissions.
Clinical question: Is there an association between time to completion of discharge summary and hospital readmission?
Staffing, reimbursement, and patient populations vary widely. Experts suggest training, and opportunities for improvement.
As PAC expands, hospital medicine’s role – and leadership – will be key.
Scott Sears, MD, chief clinical officer for Sound Physicians in Tacoma, Wash., discusses why patients without health insurance put hospitalists in...
Nearly three-quarters of hospitals will be receiving penalties from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2016 for excess...