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WHILE YOU'RE TREATING coronavirus in the hospital, what's the right approach to safeguarding the health of your family? Three hospitalists talked to us about what they've decided to do to help not bring the virus home. Opting for what may...

Coding

coding questions

Social admissions and prolonged services

We are treating a 59-year-old with general cognitive decline who is currently uninsured. (His Medicaid application and hearing are pending.) While he has long...

Patient flow

How many patient encounters do hospitalists see per shift—and what number do they think is reasonable? According to data from the 2019 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, hospitalists as a group see an average of just under 17 patient...

Compensation

job market temperature

Is your local job market heating up or cooling off?

October 2020
WITH ED VISITS evaporating and elective procedures suspended in the first months of the pandemic, the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville,...

On the Wards

treating pneumonia with antibiotics

Cut back on antibiotics in pneumonia inpatients

September 2019
A GROWING NUMBER of randomized trials and systematic reviews continues to confirm that "shorter is better" when it comes to treating pneumonia with antibiotics,...

Commentary

Clinical

hurricane disaster planning

Planning for disasters that may come in twos

August 2020
A RESIDENT OF HOUSTON since 1998, Brent Mothner, MD, reels off a list of local disasters he's lived through: tropical storm Allison, hurricanes Ike...
PPE masks

PPE

July 2020
New data find reduced bleeding risk for DOACs in extended VTE prophylaxis Recent studies have shown that oral anticoagulants can decrease VTE risk when used for extended prophylaxis, but physicians have worried—rightly so—that the bleeding risks outweighed the benefits of...
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note bloat cover

Note bloat: problems with cut and paste

March 2020
AS MEDICAL DIRECTOR of the hospitalist program at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis., Steven Phillipson, MD, has long known that note bloat and...

Career

job market temperature

Is your local job market heating up or cooling off?

October 2020
WITH ED VISITS evaporating and elective procedures suspended in the first months of the pandemic, the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville,...

By the Numbers

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What’s your payer mix?

March 2020
BACK IN JANUARY, I wrote a cautionary column about the various financial pressures squeezing hospitals ("Stress test on economic trends" ). I'm continuing the...

Satisfaction/Burnout

physician support

Maintaining your mental health during covid

October 2020
ASK DEAN DALILI, MD, about the struggles that hospitalists have faced during the pandemic, and he talks about the bravery and resilience of hospitalists...