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.
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.
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.