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
The Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs (APPAP) was formed in 1988 to further specialty education for PAs. ... APPAP members work with the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association on
After reading the article “A tasty solution to recurrent Clostridium difficile” (ACP Hospitalist, September 2014), I can't help but have a few concerns. ... According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), there are no convincing data
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.
on the best way to use copy-and-paste in your clinical documentation system. ... We're always happy to hear from you. Sincerely,. Jessica Berthold. Editor-in-Chief, ACP Hospitalist.
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?
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
A reader debates “The Hospital of the Future.”. I am writing in regards to your recent article “The Hospital of the Future “ (ACP Hospitalist, August 2011). ... The nurse is in and out of each room at least eight times per shift.
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
The angiogenesis inhibitors are an increasingly common class of drugs used to treat cancer. ... The drugs need to be stopped for some period prior to surgery (how long is really just a best guess).