May 2015

Illustration by Sarah Ferone

Guarding against CAUTI

Are efforts to fight catheter-associated urinary tract infections worth the cost?.

Recreational marijuana legalization brings new challenges for health care

Hospitalists in Colorado deal with wider use and new forms of marijuana.

Differentiating disorders of consciousness

Communication may be helpful to patients' recovery.

A phone call puts patients in the right place

Collaboration includes hospitalists, ED, and patient placement manager.

One hospital finds better communication with patients thanks to EHRs

Patient satisfaction rates went up after EHR implementation.

Pott-y language

Tuberculosis with spinal involvement is often referred to as Pott's disease.

Improving patient satisfaction is not rocket science

Ten easy ways to generate “thank yous”.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on catheter-associated urinary infections, recreational marijuana, disorders of consciousness, and more.

Palliative med conference offers advice on hip fracture, treatment withdrawal, organ donation

News from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual assembly.

Cases from Massachusetts General Hospital

Henoch-Sch##ouml;nlein purpura in an adult, serotonin syndrome presenting as myoclonus and hyperreflexia, dengue fever, and more.

New antifungal for aspergillosis and mucormycosis approved

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Recent Research

C. diff risk, discharge bundles, transfusion strategies, and more.

In the News

New hospitals and patient satisfaction, NSAIDs and adverse events, and more.