At teaching hospitals, the learning process restarts each summer. Does hospital quality dip at this crucial point?.
Fortunately, some hospitals are heeding the call to action. In our cover story, Susan Fitzgerald explores so-called “antimicrobial stewardship teams,” multidisciplinary groups charged with spreading the word about judicious use
We cross-cover for each other.”. At BIDMC, Dr. Huang job shares with another female academic hospitalist who also has young children. ... The result is more flexibility, reasonable daytime hours, and the ability to cover for one another when child care
Juan Lopez, a Hispanic man with limited English proficiency, is admitted to your hospital with severe abdominal pain. You think he needs surgery, but he insists that the pain is the result of a hex, and requests treatment from a witch doctor. How do
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.
Research shows a clear association between diagnostic phlebotomy and hospital-acquired anemia in some patients.
Stay tuned: The risks, benefits and challenges of PICCs will be addressed in the cover story of the September.
In our cover story, Stacey Butterfield talks to experts about the growth of palliative care programs and fellowships across the country, and the steps you need to take to get certified. ... More hospitals are implementing an assignment tool known as
The COURAGE study, published in March to coincide with the ACC's annual conference in New Orleans (see sidebar and related story),[Insert links to sidebar 1 below and story 2]
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