A reader responds to a recent article about perioperative testing. I read with interest the article on perioperative management of cardiac and pulmonary patients (“Questions and answers in periop medicine,” January ... Obviously he did very well
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
2. “It is unsafe for the patient to return home or to the current care setting, and arrangements for a safe discharge setting need to be made (unavailability of lower level ... Patients brought to the hospital for predominantly “social” reasons are
A reader responds to a story on ICU care. I write in response to “Hospitalists work to find their way in the ICU” in the May 2018 ACP Hospitalist. ... Before my career switch to program director, I was a frontline general internist for nearly 30
Our standard of practice is to use the total 24-hour oral morphine equivalent as a guide to the PRN dosage and frequency. ... Restricting the total PRN use to the remaining 40% limits the patient.
The mission of Patan Hospital is to provide quality, compassionate health care to everyone who comes to the hospital, regardless of their ability to pay,” he said. ... In addition, writing will be a crucial skill for the new internal medicine residents,
Finally, our Letters to the Editor section features reader comments on previous articles about CAM, hospitalist scheduling models, and care of sexual minorities. ... As always, we welcome your feedback. Sincerely,. Jennifer Kearney-Strouse. Editor, ACP
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?
In our clinic of nine physicians, every single one of us has had to cut patient contact hours to serve as our own transcriptionists and data entry personnel for the insurance ... I am sure that this is a net savings for the system, which is then able to
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