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Current Issue - April 2014
Expert opinions on use range from almost always to hardly ever
The debate over best practice may leave hospitalists wondering in which camp they and their hospitals belong.
Community hospitals can set up stroke units fairly easily, and see great results
Evidence is mounting that they result in better care and little if any additional cost.
As insulin pumps become more common, hospitalist need plans to manage them
Potentially difficult negotiations are just one of the issues that can arise.
The absolute number of diagnosed cases per year may be underreported due to the difficulty in diagnostic confirmation and misdiagnosis.
Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ohio improved C. diff treatment by instituting a formal stewardship initiative.
Maryland has a unique reimbursement system
An independent commission sets hospital charges, with the same prices for all payers.
There is much more to checking a pulse than noting its presence or absence.
These cases and commentary, which focus on insulin, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
Blood pressure after stroke, mortality risk prediction, and more.
From the April 23, 2014 edition
- Adding aspirin or NSAID to anticoagulant doubles bleeding risk
- SHEA/IDSA issue updated CAUTI guidelines
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