In the face of recent reports that U.S. smoking rates are no longer declining, hospitalists may be ideally situated to help patients quit.
15 Jan 2010
Antipsychotics can resolve agitation in patients with delirium, but that may not provide much overall benefit.
15 Nov 2011
Disruptive behavior is common in U.S. hospitals, according to a recent survey.
15 Apr 2010
The prescribing of lethal medication remains highly controversial as clinicians struggle to balance the autonomy of terminally ill patients and the commitment to do no harm.
15 Sep 2010
Physicians, hospital administrators and even politicians are eagerly searching for ways to reduce hospital readmissions. But one closely involved party isn't typically consulted: the patient.
15 Apr 2011
Hospitalists familiar with preop cardiovascular evaluation may be less comfortable with pulmonary evaluations, which can also be crucial to reducing risk for surgical patients.
15 Sep 2010
Pay per relative value unit differs by geography.
15 Jul 2011
Most vital signs are now obtained using automated techniques. We put a lot of stock in these numbers. Just how accurate are they?.
15 Oct 2009
Everybody believes somebody should do it, but nobody has the time to figure out whose job it is. Such is the problematic status of patient discharge education.
15 Apr 2013
If there is any certainty in the health care industry today, it is that things will change.
15 Sep 2012