Differences in risk assessment and training between ED and medicine were reported to be factors.
A hospital finds surprising results from safety initiative.
Does focusing on one patient who's very, very sick have an impact on other patients on the same ward?
The RN who developed it sees it as “a means of honoring a patient after they pass away”.
Perhaps the most important aspect of medical training is developing the ability to come to the correct diagnosis.
The book's authors discuss the importance of high-value health care.
Patient satisfaction rates went up after EHR implementation.
Cross-discipline initiatives are key.
Dr. Chin's study looked at length of stay, readmissions, and costs among 3 types of inpatient medicine teams.
Physicians should work with patients to develop solutions to medication concerns.
A recent survey aimed to gain some perspective on job satisfaction for hospitalists.
ACP's director of clinical policy discusses a new guideline for intensive insulin therapy.
Daily logs may help lower incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder.
A study indicates that fragmentation of care negatively affects length of stay. The lead author talks about his findings.
Warnings in a computerized provider order entry system help alert prescribers to risky drugs for the elderly.
A survey found that physicians were comfortable accepting industry-sponsored gifts despite prohibitions against them.
Two physicians describe their mnemonic for determine patients' decision-making capacity.
A physician discusses his experiences in Cuba.
The I-MOVE sounds like a state-of-the-art electronic gadget, but it's actually the simplest of medical tools. Developed by clinicians at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the Independent Mobility Validation Examination, or I-MOVE, is a 12-point scale that could help hospitalists assess their patients' mobility.
The Hospital to Home program targets changes by 2012.
Lori Mosca, ACP Member, explains how hospitalists can help reduce risk that runs in the family.
ACP's LEAD program (Leadership Enhancement and Development) grew out of the realization that training physicians in leadership skills would benefit both physicians and the College. ACP Hospitalist talked to Erik Wallace, FACP, who led the inaugural LEAD precourse at Internal Medicine 2008.
Carl Shusterman, JD, answers FAQs about how immigration law applies to doctors
Researcher aims to assess beta-blocker use in patients with pacemakers
Donald E. Casey Jr., FACP, discusses new end-of-life guidelines
New Joint Commission president envisions global quality improvements
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimates that 3 in 10 Americans drink enough to put them at risk for health problems.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and resulted in 638,000 hospital discharges in 2004, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.