Your next hire could be right down the hall
Physicians who move from the community to the hospital mid-career present a potential solution to the hospitalist field's perennial workforce shortage. They also offer some benefits and challenges that differ from those of their hospitalist-track peers. Hospitalist leaders who note those differences and find the means to take advantage of them, are on track to building well-balanced, high-functioning hospitalist teams.
Letter from the Editor
Many think of hospital medicine as a field largely populated by young physicians, but this may be changing.
Letter to the Editor
CMS’ latest “do not pay” conditions: Readers respond.
Do you really want to be your own boss?
Hospitalists face issues as they decide whether to start up or join a local hospitalist group, become part of a large group or management company, or be a hospital employee.
When hospitalists marry: A boon for work-life balance
On-call hours and the unpredictability of many medical specialties can leave married physicians as ships passing in the nightâ€”or the front hallway. Yet by working as hospitalists in the same practice, some doctors are able to take care of families and spend quality time together.
Hospitalist-only unit frees time, improves care
St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. saves an hour a day of hospitalists' time.
Conserving blood: How hospitals are reducing blood transfusion rates
How hospitals are reducing blood transfusion rates.
A legal primer for international medical graduates and their employers
Carl Shusterman, JD, answers FAQs about how immigration law applies to doctors.
The House of God revisited
Jamie S. Newman, FACP, offers a hospitalistâ€™s perspective on a classic book.
Coding corner: ICD-9 changes take effect.
Measure of the month: coronary artery disease
Measure of the month: Coronary artery disease.
From Kansas to Kenya: Hospitalist volunteers to care for patients around the globe
Matthew H. Harms, FACP, travels the globe for medical work.
Romantic relationship with former patient: Drawing the line from the start
Romantic relationship with former patient.
Physician-mothers compare notes on raising children, saving lives
Physician-mothers compare notes on raising children, saving lives.
Infection risk warning with TNF blockers
Infection risk warning with TNF blockers.
Test yourself: Blood transfusions
Mammography in frail elderly women
Mammography in frail elderly women.
Journal watch: Recent studies of note
Recent studies about tight glucose control, radial PCI vs. femoral PCI, and other topics.
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Report shows slowdown in hospital cost increases.