A variety of strategies to improve communication were offered during several sessions at the conference, which was held in Chicago in June.
Sick ICU patients outnumber the people allocated to care for them, notes J. Christopher Farmer, MD, FACP.
Hospitalist-led services can increase efficiency and safety.
Additionally, this issue features a Brief Case installment from Mount Sinai Medical Center, conference coverage on treating meningitis from the American Academy of Neurology meeting in April, and a Perspectives piece
Insight from UCSF's Management of the Hospitalized Patient conference. ... Josephson during a session at UCSF's Management of the Hospitalized Patient conference, held in San Francisco last October.
Michael O’Connor, MD, offers his thoughts at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Annual Congress in January.
Conference coverage of cirrhosis, geriatrics, high-value care, diagnostic error, and radiology. ... Our conference coverage also tells you how to explain high-value care to patients and avoid diagnostic errors.
This issue also includes conference coverage about improving diagnosis and Brief Case submissions fromand.
Good informed consent should be a concern for any physician who performs a procedure with risks.
Preserve patient autonomy in difficult situations, including requests for futile care and AMA discharges.