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.
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
importance of reviewing notes to make sure the final product is accurate, I believe she omitted two important points. ... In doing so, case managers rely on the progress notes to “tell the story” of why the patient remains in the hospital.
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.
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
They are not only costly to the health care system but can hurt other patients. ... They used to publish letters to the editor, even in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal
Deciding about CPR: Readers respond. Another approach to the very difficult decision faced by the hospitalist described by Dr. ... of multiple intravascular catheters and a bladder catheter, would it be acceptable to adhere to the recorded DNR order?
ACP Hospitalist, December 2009). I believe there will be more bundled money available to the hospitalist as well as to hospitalist groups if they are willing to adapt a new strategy ... You do not need to call the neurologist or endocrinologist to the
I teach students, medical residents and fellows daily and find your articles to be highly useful as a means of reviewing recent studies and recommendations. ... It could suggest to clinicians that a “therapeutic” rather than prophylactic dose be used.
Joseph G. Weigel, FACP, Somerset, Ky. Editor's note: The following is Dr. ... Ma's response to the above letters. Dr. Weigel comments poignantly about how quality-of-life issues have become a significant factor in the practice of medicine, suggesting