COVER STORY: Nocturnists: Soaring volumes mean trouble at night
FEATURE: What you need to know to prescribe dabigatran
Q&A: In hospital-acquired anemia, blood draws are suspect
Q&A: Fewer duplicate orders with CPOE? You may see more
COMMENTARY: ďA vote for DeLue is a vote for you!Ē
CODING TIPS: Itís the end of the world as we know it
WHAT WORKS: How to improve door-in-door-out times
PROFILE: New beginnings
POLL: A look at who hospitalists work for
PRACTICE CLOSEUPS: Johnston Memorial Hospital
FROM THE EDITOR: Surviving the graveyard shift
COVER STORY: Teaching and nonteaching services: Separate no more?
FEATURE: Productivity: What's your sweet spot?
MALPRACTICE CASE STUDY: When comanagement is mismanagement
CODING TIPS: How to bill for subsequent observation care
COMMENTARY: Kumbaya in the ED
ANALYSIS: Prime time for procalcitonin?
POLL: How many of your hospital's patients do you admit?
WHAT WORKS: Making a dent in heart failure readmissions
NEWS BRIEFS: What curbs readmissions? Apparently, not much
LETTERS: Improving documentation
FROM THE EDITOR: Mending fences
October Compensation Guide 2011
COMPENSATION & CAREER GUIDE: Your pay is rising, but so are expectations
COVER STORY: Leaving so soon?
FEATURE: Rehabbing a contract
FEATURE: Stopping sepsis
FEATURE: How to detect delirium
CODING TIPS: Brave new world
COMMENTARY: Don't sweat it
WHAT WORKS: Getting serious about fall prevention
MARKETPLACE: Fighting a formidable foe
POLL: A look at nonphysician providers
NEWS BRIEFS: The high price of new duty-hour rules
FROM THE EDITOR: How soon is too soon to leave a new job?
COVER STORY: Do hospitalists really cost more?
FEATURE: What to zero in on for hip fracture patients
FEATURE: How to move patients through the ED faster
FEATURE: Making headway with difficult patients
CODING TIPS: Beware of leading queries
ANALYSIS: A "good discharge" doesn't mean fewer readmissions
ON THE WARDS: Not all transfer patients are created equal
WHAT WORKS: Breaking the Foley habit
COMMENTARY: The best patient satisfaction survey ever!
POLL: A look at night coverage
MARKETPLACE: Using light as a disinfectant
NEWS BRIEFS: Chances are, you'll be sued
FROM THE EDITOR: Hospital medicine's bad press
COVER STORY: Family leave: making it work
FEATURE: Preop evaluations: which risk-reduction strategies work?
FEATURE: Problems with handoffs?
ANALYSIS: Trouble in academia
PEDIATRICS: What's in the literature?
COMMENTARY: My own private conspiracy
CODING TIPS: Billing discharge services
Q&A: Calling a timeout
WHAT WORKS: How to move patients through the ED
POLL: A look at recruitment incentives
PROFILE: Breaking into video
MARKETPLACE: The skinny on apps
NEWS BRIEFS: Once-a-day pill approved for DVT prevention
FROM THE EDITOR: Hospital medicine's age deficit
COVER STORY: Building a better discharge
FEATURE: Taking the hit
FEATURE: Answers to frequent ID questions
FEATURE: Options for geographic units and multidisciplinary rounds
COMMENTARY: The 40-year-old hospitalist
CODING TIPS: Checklists: the good, the bad and the in-between
Q&A: Time to get aggressive about periop MIs
Q&A: Don't retire that (dirty) white coat
ON THE WARDS: Making nice with the ED
POLL: Hospital medicine: a long-term career?
ANALYSIS: How group structure affects outcomes
WHAT WORKS: Preventing delirium
MARKETPLACE: Protecting patients - and nurses
NEWS BRIEFS: National demand for hospitalists still strong
FROM THE EDITOR: A question of focus
COVER STORY: Health reform is coming. Are you ready to BULK UP?
FEATURE: What is your role in preventing and treating falls?
ANALYSIS: Think you can predict readmissions? Think again
Q&A: Toward a lower troponin cutoff
ANALYSIS: Letting patients hit the panic button
COMMENTARY: Sutton's Law
POLL: A look at career satisfaction and burnout
CODING TIPS: The finer points of billing observation
WHAT WORKS: A new approach to alcohol withdrawal
PROFILE: Balancing work and play
MARKETPLACE: Inside voices, please
NEWS BRIEFS: A big jump in hospitalist subsidies
LETTERS: Discussing DNRs
FROM THE EDITOR: The buzz: It's going to get busy
COVER STORY: Should you be rewarded for your years on the job?
FEATURE: Leadership lessons for young physicians
MALPRACTICE CASE STUDY: When pain management proves fatal
CODING TIPS: The new math
NEWS: Focused practice passes its first class
NEWS: Getting stronger by getting bigger
COMMENTARY: Family practice and hospital medicine
ANALYSIS: Overwhelmed on Wednesdays?
ANALYSIS: Want to reduce AMI mortality? Think "culture"
POLL: A look at hospitalist services and procedures
WHAT WORKS: A SWEET-FIX for stroke patients
NEWS BRIEFS: The new wave of physician employment
MARKETPLACE: Keeping tabs on radiation
LETTERS: More on readmissions
FROM THE EDITOR: Age is relative
COVER STORY: Post-discharge clinics
FEATURE: What's behind women's pay gap?
Q&A: New drug on the block
ON THE WARDS: Getting up to speed
COMMENTARY: "Stuff a Hospitalist Says"
CODING TIPS: Making the case for a higher-level admission
ANALYSIS: DNR orders done wrong
POLL: A look at hospitalist incentives
WHAT WORKS: Better safety through scanning
MARKETPLACE: A coat that fits
NEWS BRIEFS: How hospitals reduce AMI mortality
FROM THE EDITOR: Deja vu all over again
COVER STORY: Is your hospital getting crowded?
FEATURE: Reining in readmissions
FEATURE: Answers to key questions on treating pneumonia
ANALYSIS: Hospital medicine and health care reform
CODING TIPS: Getting back to basics
Q&A: Wiping out postop MRSA infections
PROFILE: Singer with the band
WHAT WORKS: Moving the needle on patient satisfaction scores
COMMENTARY: The wealth differential
MARKETPLACE: A tray kit brings evidence into design
POLL: A look at paid time off
NEWS BRIEFS: Racial gaps in readmission rates
FROM THE EDITOR: Sharing the power?
COVER STORY: Admissions from the ED: Are patients leaving too fast or too slow
FEATURE: Dermatology for hospitalists: the OK, the bad and the really bad
ANALYSIS: Results are in: Gainsharing works
Q&A: Doctors behaving badly
ANALYSIS: Mixed results on the impact of comanagement
Q&A: Wrong-diagnosis anonymous
COMMENTARY: Default medicine
CODING TIPS: What's included in critical care codes?
WHAT WORKS: Drowning in paper and e-mail? A Wiki works
POLL: A look at hospitalist shifts
NEWS BRIEFS: The CMS proposes value-based incentives
FROM THE EDITOR: Hospitalists as bean counters?
COVER STORY: Are you OK admitting this patient?
FEATURE: Getting serious about delirium
FEATURE: Brilliant ideas and common pitfalls
COMMENTARY: The hospitalist-thicist
CODING TIPS: More than one doctor? It gets complicated
ANALYSIS: Social media: not just for kids
Q&A: Taking a snapshot of your readmissions
MALPRACTICE CASE STUDY: Diagnoses are liability problem No. 1
WHAT WORKS: Saving time with smartphones
PROFILE: From disaster site to "fantasy land"
BOOK REVIEW: Checklists: not just ticking off boxes
MARKETPLACE: Wearing your medical history
POLL: A look at nonclinical duties
NEWS BRIEFS: Hospitalist comanagement: no improved outcomes
LETTERS: Flu vaccine, expert witnesses
FROM THE EDITOR: When comanagement becomes an admission
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