The doctors recognized in ACP Hospitalistâ€™s first annual Top Hospitalists issue include teachers, quality improvement gurus, researchers and bloggers. Theyâ€™ve focused on improving geriatric care, growing hospital admissions, facilitating transitions of care and raising staff satisfaction. ACP Hospitalistâ€™s editorial board members sifted through the nominations and narrowed the field down to 10 Top Hospitalists, who are profiled here.
Failure to rescue, the failure to identify patients with critical abnormalities and provide the resources necessary to prevent harm, was one of the top three preventable errors found in hospitals in 2004-2006, accounting for 17% of total errors. Experts offer their solutions.
A hospitalist creates a program to teach VTE prophylaxis, and then teaches others to spread the word.
Monitor patients with hepatic impairment who take erlotinib.