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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

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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...

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

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Gender gaps in hospitalist pay and productivity

April 2020
What kinds of differences exist between male and female hospitalists when it comes to pay and workload? In terms of pay, data from the 2019...

On the Wards

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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

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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...
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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: 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

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Patient satisfaction becomes 
patient appreciation

July 2020
IT'S UNPRECEDENTED, according to the CEO and CMO of Press Ganey. In a piece they authored in the Harvard Business Review in May, they write that...

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

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Physician wellness takes on new urgency

August 2020
LIKE JUST ABOUT EVERY other division of hospital medicine in the country, the one at Michigan Medicine (the academic enterprise that includes the University of...