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New internists choosing to be hospitalists

A study finding that inpatient practice was the overwhelming practice choice of recently certified general internal medicine physicians highlights problems with medical payments and training, experts said.
22 Jun 2022

The cost of hospitalists

The lead author of a recent study finding that hospitalists bill higher than primary care physicians when seeing Medicare inpatients says that productivity bonus pay is problematic for the health care system.
8 Jun 2022

It takes a team to prevent falls

Hospitalists play a key role in making their hospitals' fall prevention efforts more effective and encouraging patient mobility, experts say.
1 Jun 2022

One-quarter of hospitalized Medicare patients experienced harm, government report finds

A new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General found that 25% of Medicare patients experienced adverse events or temporary harm events during their hospital stays in October 2018, and 43% of these were deemed preventable.
18 May 2022

Periop in a pandemic

Without data or guidelines on when and whether to perform surgery on the many patients who have had COVID-19 infections after vaccination, hospitals and hospitalists are developing their own plans and protocols.
23 Mar 2022

Midline catheters may be safer than PICCs for short-term use

A retrospective cohort study found use of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) for difficult vascular access or for IV antibiotic therapy for 30 days or less was associated with higher risk for a bloodstream infection or occlusion than a midline catheter.
8 Dec 2021

Relief from a pager

Nonphysicians took over responsibility for an admissions pager.
15 Nov 2021

12 tips for new academic hospitalists

Bradley Sharpe, MD, shared some of the actions that set him up for success.
15 Jul 2021

Counting lives saved

Commonly used tallies of medical errors may dramatically overestimate their toll.
15 Jul 2021

Late diagnoses, routine cultures, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 May 2021

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