July 2008


Letter from the Editor

There’s been more talk than ever lately about patient satisfaction, due in part to CMS’s recent inclusion of patient satisfaction data on its Hospital Compare Web site.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Readers respond to CAM, alternative scheduling

In the News

Report: Many elderly take inappropriate prescription drugs

Quick response, teamwork protected patients during heparin recall

As pharmacists monitored hospital supplies, physicians and nurses monitored patients

For glucose control, balance is key

An expert offers tips on finding the right insulin combination.

Fight burnout while fostering experience

Investing in hospitalist programs now can pay off later.

Medical ethics in the line of fire

Physicians debate dilemmas posed by the war on terror.

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

Recent studies about antipsychotic use in the elderly, heart failure hospitalizations, and other topics.