Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas instituted a pilot project providing a "care bundle" to elderly patients at particularly high risk for returning to the hospital.
At the Infectious Diseases Society of America meeting last fall, one of the issues that most riled the experts was antibiotics, specifically the lack of them.
Mentoring has a long history in medicine, particularly in the area of research. These days, many physician mentors go beyond advising their less experienced colleagues on specific projects and act more like coaches, helping guide their apprentices to new career heights.
One of every three people who died in the U.S. in 2007 was in the hospital for treatment at the time of death.