July 2021

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When less intensity is more caring

Hospitalists can help patients avoid nonbeneficial care with communication and time-limited trials.

How and why to prognosticate

Hospitalists should try to help patients understand the prognosis of their illnesses.

Responding to patients' strong emotions

Physicians are skilled at providing medical information but sometimes hesitate to address the emotion that might arise as a result.

Ask Dr. Pinson

Get answers to questions about obesity, ultrasound guidance, and other coding conundrums.

Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis

A patient presented with pain, swelling, and erythema of the right thumb.

12 tips for new academic hospitalists

Bradley Sharpe, MD, shared some of the actions that set him up for success.

Mind your Ps when talking to your C-suite

Hospitalists can optimize their discussions with executives by focusing on three steps: prepare, propose, and proceed.

Counting lives saved

Commonly used tallies of medical errors may dramatically overestimate their toll.

Change and Converge

This online-only issue brings coverage of an online-only conference.

Use HCC coding to engage hospitalists in value-based care

Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding isn't just for outpatients.

Open records come to the wards

Hospitals and physicians are adjusting to the new federal requirement to provide patients full access to their entire medical record, including notes.

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The ward of Damocles

Our narrator encounters Dr. Cicero and Dr. Dan O’Klees.

Mechanism of pauses on telemetry

A patient presented with multiple episodes of transient unresponsiveness.

More school? An MBA debate

Two hospitalist leaders discuss the pros and cons of getting a business degree.

Complications of care

ICD-10 requires that a complication code be assigned every time certain conditions or diagnoses are coded.

Secrets of the great attendings

Great teaching physicians share some habits, according to Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, MACP.

COVID-19 and the burden of precautions fatigue

An expert suggests revisions in hospital policies to improve adherence to precautions.

What to fix?

Clinicians tackle workflow problems.

Pacemakers, stents recalled

Recalls, warnings, alerts, and approvals.