2017 Issues

2017 Issues

May 2017

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COVER STORY: Can’t stop your patients from leaving AMA?

FEATURE: The problems that derail QI projects

Q&A: Is quality improvement cost-effective?

ON THE WARDS: Honest mistakes that can get you sued

BY THE NUMBERS: Billing palliative care services

WHAT WORKS: Fighting with the ED?

COMMENTARY: The case for immigration reform

PROGRESS NOTES: If airports were like hospitals…

NEWS BRIEFS: Inequities in U.S. health care

FROM THE EDITOR: QI: the good, the bad and the cost-effective


April 2017

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COVER STORY: Should you be holding bedside rounds? 

FEATURE: How to manage neurologic emergencies 

ANALYSIS: Are you data literate? 

ON THE WARDS: The risks of being popular – and how to manage them 

WHAT WORKS: Do you need to embed a pharmacist?  

BY THE NUMBERS: Up, down and all around

COMMENTARY: An uncommon career move

PROGRESS NOTES: The illusion of observation status 

POLL: Do you like your job? 

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospitalists who spend more don’t have better outcomes

LETTERS: More on antibiotic stewardship

FROM THE EDITOR: Team building 


March 2017

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COVER STORY: How to succeed with bundled payments 

FEATURE: New paradigms, new management

ANALYSIS: Why do residents order unnecessary tests?

Q&A: Antibiotic overuse in asthma patients

WHAT WORKS: A structured approach 
to opiate dosing

CODING: Billing two visits a day for one patient? Not so fast

COMMENTARY: Geography vs. continuity

PROFILE: Down home on the (hospital) farm

POLL: What do you do besides patient care?

FROM THE EDITOR: Are bundled payments a sure thing?


February 2017 

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COVER STORY: Prescribing too many antibiotics?

FEATURE: Four ACS pearls for hospitalists

ANALYSIS: What are women doctors doing right?

BY THE NUMBERS: Do your residents have documentation skills?

WHAT WORKS: Need to improve your handoffs?

POLL: What are your biggest problems?

BACK TALK: A hospitalist wish list

PROGRESS NOTES: The physical exam by specialty

FROM THE EDITOR: New urgency to antibiotic stewardship


January 2017

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COVER STORY: What’s the best day to go on service?

FEATURE: Time to rethink certain treatment strategies for pneumonia

ANALYSIS: Is it risky to extubate patients at night?

Q&A: Pushback on readmission penalties

BY THE NUMBERS: An honest day’s work

WHAT WORKS: NP hospitalists: the right rural staffing model?

PROFILE: Bringing nonphysicians into the fold

POLL: A look at shifts, rates

FROM THE EDITOR: Maximizing continuity