August 2008


Letter from the Editor

A study published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine had some sobering news for hospitals.

Deciding about CPR: Readers respond

Deciding about CPR: Readers respond

In the News

Quality of health care affected by race and geography

Coding corner

Billing in the ED and transitional care units

Wiping out falls

Systemic interventions help reduce patient risk

The hospitalist teacher

Bedside rounding combines medical education and patient care

Khat use in the U.S.

A public health perspective

Researcher aims to assess beta-blocker use in patients with pacemakers

Researcher aims to assess beta-blocker use in patients with pacemakers

Brazil's first hospital medicine congress offers promise, challenges

Brazil's first hospital medicine congress offers promise, challenges

Warnings on antipsychotics, becaplermin

Warnings on antipsychotics, becaplermin

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

Recent studies about improving CPR, post-stroke depression treatment, and other topics