September 2015

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Tweaking rapid response teams

Automation, new team members improving outcomes at some hospitals.

Seeing readmissions from the patient's point of view

Researchers begin to investigate patient-reported outcomes.

Heart failure gets a new drug

Sacubitril/valsartan attracted attention even before approval.

Myopericarditis: A clinical review

A case study highlights diagnosis and treatment of pericarditis and myopericarditis.

Patient surveys give hospitalists real-time feedback

A teaching hospital uses patient satisfaction data to improve care.

What do PCPs wish hospitalists would do?

A survey looks at what PCPs want from their professional relationships with hospitalists.

ICD-10: Contingency plan created

CMS has established a communications and coordination center as well as other measures to ease the transition.

Choosing unwisely

A fictionalized ED visit for a simple cut spins wildly out of control.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes a cover story on changes in rapid response teams and articles on patients' perspectives of readmissions, heart failure treatment, hospitalist fellowships, and more.

Cases from Hennepin County Medical Center

Cases involving ventricular septal defect, thyrotoxic periodic paralysis, hepatopulmonary syndrome, and others are discussed.

Warning on NSAIDs strengthened and new schizophrenia drug approved

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Recent Research

MERS information, NSAIDs and antidepressants, ICDs in older patients, and more.

In the News

Gender gap in hospitalist pay, residents and costs, guideline update on endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke, and more.

Hospitalist fellowships offer clinical, research, or leadership training

Fellows trade more time in training for gains in knowledge, job opportunities.