October 2020

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Puzzling it out together

Hospitalists share strategies for pandemic problems.

Why and how to apologize

Saying you're sorry about a breakdown in care can help patients.

After the ICU

Experts offer advice on perfecting post-ICU care in the pandemic and beyond.

Political conversations with patients

Questions about politics are inevitable in clinics and hospitals during this election season.

COVID-19 prompts consideration of pre-ICU care

An expert calls for solutions to delays and boarding.

Pandemic parenting as a physician

Two hospitalists address the challenges of being a doctor and parent.

Does a patient's race affect the odds of hospital transfer?

A study found differences by race, region, and diagnosis.

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The face mask of the red death

A tale of plague and class suits this Halloween.


Differing definitions of obesity categories can complicate documentation.

A path for patients returning after joint replacement

The orthopedics service worked with hospital medicine and took more readmitted patients.

Pandemic puzzles, parenting, and Poe

This issue covers COVID-19 strategies, care before and after the ICU, and apologies for care breakdowns.

The case for a more proactive approach

Consider asking patients if they have any concerns about their care.

MKSAP quiz on critical care

This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 18) on critical care.

Infusion sets, heparin recalled

Recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Work hours, cardiac rehab, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Syncope, sepsis resuscitation, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.