February 2007


Put more than money on the table when recruiting hospitalists

Despite statistics showing that hospitalists are the nation's fastest-growing medical specialty-the Society of Hospital Medicine estimates that the current pool of 15,000 U.S.-based hospitalists will double by 2010-recruiting and retention remain major challenges.

Improving door-to-balloon time for acute MI

The decisions made by hospital staff in the first few minutes following an acute myocardial infarction (MI) often determine whether a patient lives or dies.

Test yourself: Acute coronary syndromes

A 53-year-old obese man is admitted to the hospital with the acute coronary syndrome... and other cases.