May 2008


Letter from the Editor

Drug companies and physicians often have had an uneasy relationship.

In the News

Hospital Medicine 2008; new rules from CMS

Hospitalists implement disease management strategies

Some hospitals are seeing fewer readmissions for CHF, stroke and other conditions

Managing pain in orthopedic patients takes awareness, finesse

Tips on using analgesics, opioids and the latest delivery methods

Becoming a better ward attending

Two experts discuss 10 modifiable behaviors

No signouts? No problem

A hospitalist program uses an innovative scheduling system to reduce handoffs

Raising the bar on health care ratings sites

Raising the bar on health care ratings sites

Deciding about CPR when a DNR order is confusing

Deciding about CPR when a DNR order is confusing

Plenary sessions, new research are highlights at 37th Critical Care Congress

Plenary sessions, new research are highlights at 37th Critical Care Congress

Clinicians and the care of sexual minorities

An excerpt from "The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health," new from ACP Press

Test yourself: Diagnosing and managing pain

Test yourself: Diagnosing and managing pain

Journal Watch: Recent studies of note

Recent studies about ventilator allocation in disasters, MRSA screening, and other topics