American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®

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Contesting contact precautions

Expert opinions on use range from almost always to hardly ever

Expert opinions on use range from almost always to hardly ever

By Stacey Butterfield

The debate over best practice may leave hospitalists wondering in which camp they and their hospitals belong.

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Stroke

Stroke units: Not just for big hospitals anymore

Community hospitals can set up stroke units fairly easily, and see great results

Community hospitals can set up stroke units fairly easily, and see great results

By Terri D’Arrigo

Evidence is mounting that they result in better care and little if any additional cost.

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Insulin Pumps

Patients with pumps

As insulin pumps become more common, hospitalist need plans to manage them

As insulin pumps become more common, hospitalist need plans to manage them

By Janet Colwell

Potentially difficult negotiations are just one of the issues that can arise.

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Expert Analysis

Rocky Mountain spotted fever: What should a hospitalist know?

By Dawn Brezina, MD, FACP

The absolute number of diagnosed cases per year may be underreported due to the difficulty in diagnostic confirmation and misdiagnosis.

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Success Story

Getting with the C. difficile guidelines

By Stacey Butterfield

Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ohio improved C. diff treatment by instituting a formal stewardship initiative.

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Q&A

An unusual state of hospital finances

Maryland has a unique reimbursement system

By Stacey Butterfield

An independent commission sets hospital charges, with the same prices for all payers.

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Newman's Notions

Vital signs are vital

Sphygmology

By Colten Bracken

There is much more to checking a pulse than noting its presence or absence.

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