November 2012


Top Docs

Our fifth annual Top Hospitalists issue recognizes 10 dedicated physicians.

Hold on to your tail

Limitations in coverage can cause problems if a physician is sued and during future employment changes.

Caring for inpatients with chronic diseases from childhood

Hospitalists may need to help smooth the transition from pediatric care.

Cases from Yale-New Haven Hospital

This new quarterly column summarizes interesting patients in their doctors' words.

A new home for hospitalists

Denver Health Medical Center helped reduce boarding of patients in the emergency department.

Optimizing Tx of med students

Medical student mistreatment appears to be more common than one might think.

Documentation of medical necessity

##ldquo;Medical necessity##rdquo; is a vague standard, but it's a crucial one to try to understand.

Improve core measure compliance with electronic medical record tools

A hospitalist explains how his facility uses its EHR to meet CMS core measures.

The rise of the consumer-student

Over and over in classrooms and lounges, I regularly overhear, ##ldquo;I can't believe I'm paying $50,000 a year to do this.##rdquo;.

Letter from the Editor

This issue features our annual Top Docs profiles, as well as a new quarterly column, The Brief Case.

Food for thought

Take a humorous look at a fictional doctor's quest to get some food during a busy day.

Generic pioglitazone, new HIV combination pill approved

Details on recalls, warnings, label changes and approvals.

Recent Research

Side effects of statins, ACE inhibitors and in-hospital outcomes for CABG, and more.

In the News

MI risk after orthopedic surgery, and more.