ACP's meeting in New Orleans promises many offerings for hospitalists.
Preserve patient autonomy in difficult situations, including requests for futile care and AMA discharges.
Experts debate glucose control in the ICUTesting, steroid use common questions in the ICU.
Empiric antibiotics should be administered early when an infectious insult is suspected, with double coverage as is done for septic shock, Dr.
Conference coverage. At the Infectious Diseases Society of America, experts were concerned about antibiotic resistance, while at the Medical Group Management Association, an expert outlined practical tips to improve hospitalists' communication
at a recent conference on quality. ... Other topics of interest to hospitalists at the IHI conference included measuring the effectiveness of rapid response teams and fighting sepsis.
An expert gives tips on when and how to use prophylaxis.
Advice is given on how hospitals and clinicians can avoid the pitfalls of the penalty program, and how policymakers could change it to operate more effectively.
At the time of the conference, the CMMI had proposed four possible models for pilot programs, and four more were expected soon. ... Rutledge reported. Finding an effective way to interest patients in cost-consciousness and hospital choice will be key to
Keep consultation relationships well-defined to avoid problems down the road.