July 2014

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Maintaining quality care on nights and weekends

Patients with time-sensitive medical problems may be particularly vulnerable in off hours.

Readmission risk prediction models

Tips for choosing the best strategies for your hospital.

Hospitalists carve niche in preop care with clinics

Management before surgery can prevent last-minute cancellations, postop complications.

Expert offers advice on moving fast and mastering meningitis treatment

Expert advice from the American Academy of Neurology meeting.

Ten techniques to redeem copy-and-paste documentation

A practical guide to alleviate errors and restore credibility.

Tackling tPA through telemedicine

Researchers analyzed telemedicine stroke network involving 13 “spoke” hospitals.

Search out the surrogates

Alexia M. Torke, MD, discusses her study on sharing decision making with elderly inpatients.

Uncertainty is the essence of medicine

Learn the best terminology for documenting uncertain diagnoses.

Vital signs are vital: Pain

The newest vital sign has old roots.

Letter to the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on improving nights and weekends care, choosing the best readmission risk prediction strategies, and establishing hospitalist preoperative care clinics.

In the News

Adding aspirin or NSAID to anticoagulant doubles bleeding risk, guidelines on Clostridium difficile and surgical-site infections, and more.

The Brief Case: Cases from Mount Sinai Medical Center

Patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, hypoglycemia, prosthetic valve endocarditis, and more.

Recent Research

Hospitalizations predicted to increase by 2050, attire recommendations issued, and more.