October 2016


Aspirin overuse persists in afib

Hospitalists can help match practice to guidelines

Taking communication skills seriously

Formal training can improve patient satisfaction, physician burnout

Splanchnic venous thrombosis

Etiology, diagnosis, and treatment

Senior hospitalists get new hires up to speed

Peer mentorship program helps communicate expectations

Assess stroke rehab needs sooner, better

New guidelines focus on rehabilitation and recovery

Updates on NOTICE, Sepsis-3, and hypertensive crisis

CMS takes action on several recently covered topics

Understanding nocturnists

Most hospitalist programs misunderstand how to attract and keep quality physicians in this role, the author says

Discharge meds

A patient's request presents an ethical dilemma

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on ransomware attacks at hospitals, aspirin overuse in afib, communication skills training, and more

MKSAP quiz on anticoagulation

Cases involving anticoagulants for afib after PCI, periprocedural anticoagulation, and others are presented

Updated warnings on fluoroquinolones, new diabetes drug approved

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals

Recent Research

Severity of illness and patient satisfaction scores, obstructive sleep apnea, CA-UTI prevention, and more

In the News

Delayed ICU transfer, updated quality and performance measures for afib, and more