May 2019

Illustration by Sarah Ferone

The meaning of mergers

Industry leaders make their predictions about the future of hospitalist jobs.

Using corticosteroids (or not)

Review the latest data on prescribing these drugs for pneumonia, sepsis, and COPD.

Don't get psyched out!

An internist and psychiatrist offers tips on separating somatization from deception.

When physicians and patients disagree

Preserve patient autonomy in difficult situations, including requests for futile care and AMA discharges.

A citywide pledge to reduce readmissions

Camden, N.J., focused on removing barriers to postdischarge primary care visits.

When hospitalization makes patients sicker

High trauma of hospitalization has been associated with readmission risk.

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Selection bias

An old doc gives a new model of practice a try.

The ABCs of DRGs

Learn about the history and significance of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs).

FDA analyzing mortality risk with paclitaxel-coated balloons, stents

Details on the latest alerts, recalls, and approvals.

News from our crystal ball and HM19

This month's issue offers predictions about the market for hospitalists and coverage of Hospital Medicine 2019.

Rural telemedicine, staffing model

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Tool for PE, heart failure drugs

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Cases from Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Leukemia cutis, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, and more.

Individual case: Intestinal tuberculosis

A patient with intractable abdominal pain and non-bloody, watery diarrhea who recently immigrated from Cuba.

Bonus online case: Antiphospholipid syndrome and bilateral adrenal hemorrhage

A patient with a history of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and new abdominal pain.