August 2015

Illustration by Sarah Ferone

Open records come to the hospital

Hospitalists explore increasing inpatient access to medical records.

Stressing about superbugs

Experts discuss crisis of antimicrobial resistance.

Perfecting the post-discharge visit

Researchers analyze who, what, and when of follow-up care.

Treating PE in the ED

Outpatient treatment of pulmonary embolism on the rise.

A simple solution for hospital patients with poor vision: Glasses!

An academic medical center implements a method to test and correct patients' vision.

Quality over cost: New book focuses on physicians' role in improving value

The book's authors discuss the importance of high-value health care.

ICD-10-CM specificity: The sky isn't falling

Part 2 of 2 about the coming transition.

Committee life

Members of a hospital committee see each other in very different ways.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes a cover story on sharing patient records in the hospital, coverage on superbugs from BIO 2015, and articles on the post-discharge visit, outpatient PE treatment, and multisite hospitalist directors.

MKSAP quiz on high-value care

Cases involving high-value care are presented.

Ventilators, patch, and injections recalled

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Recent Research

VTE prophylaxis in colorectal surgery patients, targeted perioperative intervention for Staphylococcus aureus infection, and more.

In the News

Guidelines on spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, hospital weekend services, low-risk chest pain patients, and more.

Multisite directors tackle management and logistical challenges

Expanding health systems offer new career path for hospitalists.