July 2013


Negotiation: A key skill for women hospitalists

Knowing your value and preparing for an ambush are two key secret weapons.

Predicting mortality

Algorithms could be used in assessing safety and quality of care.

Hospitalists as physician advisors

An understanding of reimbursement, safety and quality issues makes hospitalists a good fit for the job.

From zero to 100 in six months

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center initiative targeted pneumonia treatment.

How does your handoff rate?

Learning how to receive a handoff is as important as learning to how to send one.

Hospital value-based purchasing

Physician documentation can affect a hospital's value-based purchasing score##mdash;and thus, its bottom line.

How to stay safe

Safety##mdash;in the hospital and in life##mdash;is about more than following prescribed systems.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes stories on women balancing hospital medicine careers and family, negotiation skills, hospitalists as physician advisors, mortality risk prediction, and evaluating handoffs, among others.

MKSAP quiz on antibiotics

These cases and commentary, which address antibiotics, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).

Warnings about liver injury, blue skin

Details on recalls, warnings and label changes.

Recent Research

HIV screening recommendations, perioperative SSRI risks, anticoagulants and endocarditis, and more.

In the News

Imaging in heart failure, preventing hypoglycemia, and more.