An internist and psychiatrist offers tips on separating somatization from deception.
Attendees listen to panelists at the American Thoracic Society 2010 International Conference.
Another conference coverage article looks at the balance between protecting the kidneys and helping the heart when treating decompensated heart failure.
Pain, blood pressure, and transfusions are among the topics covered.
Kahn. “How much more benefit are you going to get by adding intensivist coverage at night?”. ... Kahn. Because the country's supply of intensivists is limited, daytime care could potentially be affected by the focus on night coverage.
Experts offer advice on using cardiac troponin and natriuretic peptides to optimize patient care.
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.
Experts at IDWeek offered some lessons learned during the first year of The Joint Commission's antimicrobial stewardship standard for acute care.
Experts offer advice for physicians requesting air medical transport.
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