December 2016


Getting the most from advanced practice providers

Hospitalists team up with nurse practitioners and physician assistants

A virtual eye on vital signs

Research and expert perspectives on vital sign monitoring

Concussion care, from an NFL expert

ED conference features football players' association medical director

Hospitalists enter SNFs to snuff out readmissions

Outreach program helps improve outcomes after an acute hospitalization

Dispelling the ‘hot-spotter’ myth

Not all patients who accrue high costs are frequent utilizers of services

What is clinical validation?

Diagnoses documented in a patient's record must be substantiated by clinical criteria generally accepted by the medical community

Initial assessment

When you've spent as much time in a hospital as I have over the years, you tend to develop a sixth sense as to when something isn't quite right

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on improving handoffs, monitoring vital signs, working with advanced practice providers, and more

MKSAP quiz on head injuries

Cases involving headache and vomiting after a fall, soccer injury, blurred vision after an assault, and others are presented

Warning about HBV reactivation with HCV drugs

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals

Recent Research

Acupuncture versus morphine for acute pain relief, outcomes data for physicians, beta-blockers at discharge after elective PCI, and more

In the News

Inpatient antibiotic prescribing, bundled payments and joint replacement costs, and more