November 2014


Hospitals put out the welcome sign

Campaign aims to change the concept of families as 'visitors'.

A traffic signal for discharge planning

Color-coded system helps clinicians prepare for likely discharges.

Cases from the Seattle VA Hospital and the University of Washington

Cholangitis, tenofovir-induced Fanconi syndrome, and more.

A hospital compares outcomes of teaching and hospitalist teams

Dr. Chin's study looked at length of stay, readmissions, and costs among 3 types of inpatient medicine teams.

What is a clinical documentation improvement program?

Programs aim to incorporate the terminology needed to accurately translate a patient's condition into precise codes.

Dusty grapes

When planning a conference, you can't please everyone.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on our 2014 Top Hospitalists, patient visitation policies, an innovative approach to discharge planning, and more.

Letter to the Editor: Reader disagrees about kefir for C. diff

A reader has reservations about treating recurrent with kefir.

Recent Research

HCAHPS scores, order sets for COPD inpatients, warfarin in brain injury patients, and more.

In the News

Hospital adherence to aspirin guidelines, digoxin in atrial fibrillation patients, and more.