This month's Q&A and Expert Analysis focus on end-of-life care and subsegmental pulmonary embolism, respectively, and a Perspectives piece reviews.
Q: What about hospitalists? Did they play a role? A: We were fortunate to have a hospitalist on the team because diversity of perspectives is important.
During the FDA review of RECORD, questions arose about potential bias in identifying cardiovascular events due to the study's open-label design, FDA administrators wrote in a perspective published Sept.
Like most hospitals, Ms. Sharpe said, Parkland's ED and internal medicine staffs had very different perspectives about patient treatment, which contributed to the protracted ED-to-admission wait time. ... From the nursing perspective, I think that was
Income inequality exists throughout our culture, but it is particularly poignant in health care.
Studies have shown that controlling blood glucose closely and carefully improves survival and morbidity among intensive care patients, but the ideal target remains controversial.
Computerized provider order entry has a promising, yet unproven, future as a tool for improving overall patient care and safety.
In our Perspectives section, hospitalist Rajshekhar Chakraborty, MD, ACP Member, describes his experience helping a patient understand what hospice entails. ... care-perspectives.htm. Anemia, specifically how to use the anemia index to diagnose the
Collaboration with patients' families offers benefits.
The story was frustratingly familiar to attendees, but Dr. Englander added a new perspective by inviting a hospital administrator to share cost data on the financial implications to the hospital.