A simple plan for complex patients
Care plans guide treatment of high utilizers.
It's hard to be homeless in the hospital
Research and advice from an internist who treats homeless patients.
Tips on transfusion: Treating reactions and avoiding common errors
Treating reactions and avoiding common errors.
Move fast, but sometimes not too fast, in hypertensive emergencies
Reducing blood pressure in stroke, aortic dissection, and other conditions.
Technology connects geriatricians and hospitalists to nursing home staff
Program improves quality of clinical care for older patients in long-term care facilities.
Give them choice or give them guidance?
Study looks at patients' autonomy versus their best interest.
Utility of the anemia index in investigating the ‘3S's' of anemia
A case-based report examines the ideal workup.
ICD-10-CM specificity: The sky isn't falling
Part 1 of 2 about the coming transition.
Almost a 5-star column
The “Great Satisfaction Madness” of 2027 is over.
Breaking the barriers
Identifying “teachable moments” for patients is an important part of quality care.
Letter from the Editor
This month's issue includes a cover story on care plans for superutilizers, as well as coverage from Internal Medicine Meeting 2015.
A collection of individual cases
Cases involving gout, Guillain-Barr##eacute; syndrome, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and others are discussed.
FDA approves heart failure drug and looks into antiseptic safety
Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.
Lower-extremity revascularization in nursing home residents, guidance on contact precautions for hospital visitors, treatment in-hospital strokes versus community-onset strokes, and more.
In the News
Algorithm to rule in or rule out acute MI, feedback and daily lab orders, fecal transplant for Clostridium difficile, and more.