With no clear definition of surgical comanagement, it's no wonder that hospitalists disagree on which patients should be comanaged, how arrangements should be structured, and whether the whole movement toward comanagement is a boon or bane for hospitalists and their patients. Our cover story examines the concept and offers tips on making comanagement work for your group.
Mike Hawkins, FACP, champions the hospitalist model.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore recently introduced a hospitalist-led bed management program in a successful attempt to improve emergency department wait times and decrease ambulance diversion hours. Find out how they did it.
Would you pass “the eyeball test” if the patient in this case study presented in your hospital's emergency department? Find out how one physician pressed for a better answer on a patient who presented with cardiac pain but no evidence of a heart attack.
Lori Mosca, ACP Member, explains how hospitalists can help reduce risk that runs in the family.
Nobody would want their child riding on an icy road at 70 miles per hour in a school bus driven by someone whose head keeps nodding. Similarly, who would want to be cared for by a physician who is so fatigued he canâ€™t remember the difference between the cranium and the cremaster?.
In accordance with a law passed by Congress late in 2006, physicians and other eligible professionals are able to receive bonus payments of a percentage (increased to 2%) of their total allowed Medicare charges, subject to a cap, by submitting information for defined quality measures.
Internal Medicine 2009 will offer a blend of the new and the established in its courses and activities.
Recalls, advisories, and approvals.