Hospitalists must discern true drug-seeking behavior from a straightforward desire for pain relief.
Routine screening and treatment coordination for substance abuse are relatively rare.
Incentive compensation aims to improve quality and productivity.
For example, piperacillin-tazobactam (Zosyn) prescribed to treat Haemophilus influenzae (too broad) or Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (doesn't cover it).
Plotnikoff, FACP, an internist at Abbott-Northwestern, when recounting the patient's story.
This month's issue includes a cover story on endovascular therapy for stroke, as well as coverage from Hospital Medicine 2015. ... Exciting advances are being made in stroke treatment. As our cover story reports, recent large successful trials have
Initial training, whether it lasts a few days or a few weeks, can make a crucial difference in a hospitalist's long-term productivity and career satisfaction.
Sheehy was charged with delivering even more bad news: Medicare would not cover her transfer to a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
The Camden Coalition in New Jersey and other health care systems are addressing the problem of hospital readmissions by bringing people together at the local level.
While the military screens soldiers leaving Iraq and Afghanistan for mental health problems at least twice within six months of returning from combat, PTSD can show up several months or years after a person leaves the battlefield. Internists in