August 2015


Stressing about superbugs

Experts discuss crisis of antimicrobial resistance

Perfecting the post-discharge visit

Researchers analyze who, what, and when of follow-up care

Treating PE in the ED

Outpatient treatment of pulmonary embolism on the rise

A simple solution for hospital patients with poor vision: Glasses!

An academic medical center implements a method to test and correct patients' vision

Quality over cost: New book focuses on physicians' role in improving value

The book's authors discuss the importance of high-value health care

ICD-10-CM specificity: The sky isn't falling

Part 2 of 2 about the coming transition

Committee life

Members of a hospital committee see each other in very different ways

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes a cover story on sharing patient records in the hospital, coverage on superbugs from BIO 2015, and articles on the post-discharge visit, outpatient PE treatment, and multisite hospitalist directors

MKSAP quiz on high-value care

Cases involving high-value care are presented

Ventilators, patch, and injections recalled

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals

Recent Research

VTE prophylaxis in colorectal surgery patients, targeted perioperative intervention for Staphylococcus aureus infection, and more

In the News

Guidelines on spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, hospital weekend services, low-risk chest pain patients, and more

Multisite directors tackle management and logistical challenges

Expanding health systems offer new career path for hospitalists