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
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.
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
Weisinger only admits paying patients? Does the hospital have a group of doctors that is paid to see uninsured patients? ... Does he have an arrangement with another group to see the uninsured patients?
It would create a true medical home for people, as opposed to the current proposed model, which separates inpatient care from the “home's” responsibility set. ... Residency programs have used the survey as a way to document competency in
A reader responds to the Coding Corner on malnutrition, published in our January issue. ... The severity and type of malnutrition are therefore both critical pieces of clinical information and should not be dismissed to a single non-MCC or non-CC code.
I am accustomed to the snide use of LMD (“local MD”) in university hospital history and physicals by ivory-tower residents who think no one but them knows anything about practicing ... Our initiative to encourage primary care physicians to contribute
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
By isolating the MRSA patients to one floor, the spread of infection to non-MRSA-infected or -colonized patients would obviously be reduced. ... Somebody needs to think “outside the box,” as what the medical community is doing now is not working.
A reader responds to a recent article on preventing delirium in the ICU. ... Dr. Goodson is quoted saying, “Nurses are unlikely to feel motivated to mobilize patients and monitor for delirium if physicians never ask for this information or make changes