Physicians can wield considerable influence to ease the suffering of patients in pain, starting with identifying the optimal drug and administering it before pain escalates.
Large-scale efforts to prevent delirium have been around for years, but hospitals also can take smaller measures if they don't have the immediate resources or ability to overhaul care.
Post-acute care is emerging as a dedicated field of practice on a path similar to hospital medicine's a decade or so ago.
Now we come to the IPPS 2014, the 2-midnight rule. (See this issue's cover story on page 10 for more details.) This new rule is intended to limit long
The who, when, what, and why of rehabilitation.
This month's cover story explores how some hospitals are finding new ways to learn from inpatient deaths. ... Our story reports current work and thinking on how such clinics should be used.
This month's cover story describes how a number of factors, from the need for new technology to changes in Medicare reimbursement, are creating challenges for small, independent hospitals. ... Do you have a success we should cover, or a topic you'd like
Now, as our cover story describes, hospitals are working out how to bring those benefits to their patients—by developing protocols, setting up transfer systems, and even hiring new physicians. ... In our story, anticoagulation experts explain that
Hospitalists take bigger role in postdischarge decisions.
Our cover story offers tips on where to look for part-time work, caveats to be aware of, and how to get the schedule you want. ... In our cover story, Staff Writer Stacey Butterfield shares tips on where to look for part-time work, caveats to be aware of,