Letters to the Editor Readers respond to CAM, alternative scheduling. In response to the question raised in April's “Integrative medicine: Coming to a hospital near you”, yes, CAM (complementary and ... This model would be fine providing:. 1. The
Of course, none of this touches on the best way to code for an acute change in mental status caused by a medical condition. ... Peter J. Manos, PhD, MD. Seattle. Editor's note: The following is Dr.
From cover to cover, it seemed like every article was related to an active issue for me—observation coding confusion, mentoring, newbie interns, a guide for future hospitalists, meeting overload, and ... all the other articles … everything applied to
C-STAHR uses the “problem tree” as a guide to developing focused interventions addressing specific factors. ... To address this issue, a combination of community, student, and clinician input led to the selection of a communication/self-advocacy form
I teach students, medical residents and fellows daily and find your articles to be highly useful as a means of reviewing recent studies and recommendations. ... It could suggest to clinicians that a “therapeutic” rather than prophylactic dose be used.
The angiogenesis inhibitors are an increasingly common class of drugs used to treat cancer. ... The drugs need to be stopped for some period prior to surgery (how long is really just a best guess).
Joseph G. Weigel, FACP, Somerset, Ky. Editor's note: The following is Dr. ... Ma's response to the above letters. Dr. Weigel comments poignantly about how quality-of-life issues have become a significant factor in the practice of medicine, suggesting
Sometimes we get so drowned in trying to “fix” the patient that we begin to chase shadows and forget the simple reason for their visit in the first place—in this ... case, a simple cut to the cheek.
As a result, I work the same number of shifts during the month as my colleagues, but I am able to enjoy activities outside the scope of medicine. ... The doctor who is “rushing with patients and their family members because we have so many other
The described patient clearly has a septic shock picture probably due to a urinary tract infection. ... The term urosepsis is too nonspecific and, unless modified, will result in the hospital receiving an inappropriately low level of reimbursement for