September 2016


Illustration by Sarah Ferone

Beyond the M&M

Hospitals review every death to flag problems, jump-start quality improvement.

Following the focused practice pathway

Hospitalists discuss pros and cons of recertification option.

Hospitalists on high alert as colistin resistance spreads

The science behind the superbug headlines.

Redesigning anticoagulation clinics

Direct oral anticoagulation driving changes.

Get patients moving in, and out of, the hospital

Two 24-bed general medicine units at the Johns Hopkins Hospital tackled inpatient mobility.

Crucial coding rules for clinicians

Principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, principal procedure, and present on admission are covered.

A newfangled column

The first stethoscope was created with a rolled-up sheaf of papers in 1816.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue examines efforts to learn from inpatient mortality, the focused practice recertification pathway for hospital medicine, colistin resistance, and more.

Cases from Saint Louis University Hospital

Anaphylaxis to mammalian meat, rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, typhoid fever, and more.

Docusate recalled, test for CRE approved

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Recent Research

Bleeding risk score, lower blood pressure targets in cerebral hemorrhage, mobility after discharge, and more.

In the News

Readmissions and infection, earnings gaps, antimicrobial stewardship programs, and more.