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Cover Story

Length of stay: Timing it right

Strategies for achieving efficient, high-quality care

Strategies for achieving efficient, high-quality care

By Janet Colwell

Hospitalists work to find the length of stay that optimizes patient outcomes.


Your Practice

Streamlining patient transfers

By Julie Knudson

First-rate communication is key.


New antibiotics may change inpatient treatment of skin infections

New antibiotics may change inpatient treatment of skin infections

By Stacey Butterfield

Figuring out which patients could benefit from these new drugs, and potentially avoid or shorten their hospital stays, may be the biggest challenge.


Expert Analysis

Primary immunodeficiency diseases in adults

By Caroline Kuo, MD; Ami P. Thakor, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member; Melinda Braskett, MD

Once seen as children's diseases, one-fourth of cases are now diagnosed in adulthood.


Success Story

Turning talk about value into action

By Stacey Butterfield

One hospital targets unnecessary treatment and tests.


Newman's Notions

The chairman of the bored

The chairman of the bored

By Jamie Newman, MD, FACP

An adventure in hospital committee participation.


ACP HospitalistWeekly

From the October 29, 2014 edition

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