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
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
C-STAHR uses the “problem tree” as a guide to developing focused interventions addressing specific factors. ... To address this issue, a combination of community, student, and clinician input led to the selection of a communication/self-advocacy form
As a result, I work the same number of shifts during the month as my colleagues, but I am able to enjoy activities outside the scope of medicine. ... The doctor who is “rushing with patients and their family members because we have so many other
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.
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
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
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.
There are adverse outcomes despite perfect care in medicine. That's the whole point behind malpractice suits, trying to sort out who had the bad outcome due to a true problem, ... or who simply had a bad outcome despite every possible measure taken to
Of course, none of this touches on the best way to code for an acute change in mental status caused by a medical condition. ... Peter J. Manos, PhD, MD. Seattle. Editor's note: The following is Dr.