October 2014

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Length of stay: Timing it right

Strategies for achieving efficient, high-quality care.

Streamlining patient transfers

First-rate communication is key.

New antibiotics may change inpatient treatment of skin infections

Some patients may see shorter stays, or avoid them altogether.

Primary immunodeficiency diseases in adults

Once seen as children's diseases, one-fourth of cases are now diagnosed in adulthood.

Turning talk about value into action

One hospital targets unnecessary treatment and tests.

Q&A: What future hospitalists are thinking now

Young docs talk about training experiences, expectations for their careers.

Documentation for psychiatric disorders

Coding visits for patients with depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

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The chairman of the bored

An adventure in hospital committee participation.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on optimizing length of stay, streamlining patient transfers, using new antibiotics for skin infections, and more.

Hospitalist grand rounds: Vision to reality

Instituting a grand rounds specifically for the hospitalist service.

New skin antibiotic, diabetes drug, and LABA

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and label changes, as well as approvals.

Recent Research

Rivaroxaban versus warfarin, postop frailty score, parasitic infections and more.

In the News

Effectiveness of chlorhexidine alone, clindamycin for invasive strep, and more.

MKSAP quiz on rheumatology

Patient cases involving sclerodactyly, rheumatoid arthritis, knee replacement, and more.