April 2016

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Perfecting post-acute care

Hospitalists take bigger role in postdischarge decisions.

Hospitals review evidence in-house

Evidence-based practice centers target patient care and safety.

The complexity of stress hyperglycemia

Research highlights risks of glycemic variability.

Duration not always definitive in convulsive status epilepticus

Timelines can help but shouldn't always be followed to the letter.

Acute exacerbation of COPD

Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of acute exacerbation of COPD in a 67-year-old man.

A money-back guarantee for hospital care

A goal of the program is to identify flaws in the health care system's processes.

Split/shared services

To constitute a substantive portion of an E/M visit, all or some of the key components should be provided: history, physical exam, and/or medical decision making.

Notes from the field: Hospital medicine in India

Last December, speakers from several countries joined their colleagues in Kochi, India, to discuss clinical administrative, and education issues during a multi-day conference.

Truly be the “PCP in the hospital”

When patients are most in need of a familiar face, they often must trust the stranger who was assigned to walk in their door. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Letter from the Editor

This month, we have several articles about stretching your focus to new domains.

MKSAP quiz on COPD

Cases involving chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are presented.

Central lines, IV solutions, test strips recalled

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Recent Research

PE hospitalizations and vena cava filter placements, preadmission glucocorticoids and 30-day poststroke mortality, troponin and heart failure readmissions, and more.

In the News

Myocardial infarction in women, managing candidiasis.

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond about tackling bias and avoiding turf.