Trends in Patient Volumes

Cardiac care

Over-diagnosing MIs? Low-key feedback can help

February 2018
Published in the February 2018 Today's Hospitalist AN INFORMAL COMMUNICATION APPROACH has been the linchpin of an intervention to successfully reduce possible over-diagnosing of myocardial...

Patient flow

Quality improvement

How to deliver more cost-conscious care

November 2017
Published in the November 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist IN THE PURSUIT of more cost-effective care, researchers have identified some things that don't work. One...

Patient satisfaction

Moving beyond small talk to real issues

December 2017
Published in the December 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist DOCTORS KNOW that patients are more than a collection of symptoms and clinical complaints, but that...


Infectious Disease

ID emergencies

August 2017
Published in the August 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist BACTERIAL MENINGITIS, spinal epidural abscess and necrotizing soft tissue infection are urgent conditions that hospitalists need...

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Working with other specialties

A look at specialist support and comanagement

June 2018
Published in the June 2018 issue of Today's Hospitalist WANT MORE DATA about hospitalist pay, work hours and more? Check out our 2017 Salary Survey Results. Interested...


Quality of life and the EMR

June 2018
Published in the June 2018 issue of Today's Hospitalist BACKGROUND: I'm currently a sixth grader residing in Ohio. My parents are physicians (internal medicine and...


CT to PET scans: What hospitalists need to know

October 2017
Published in the October 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist RADIOLOGISTS are often the punch line of medical jokes, given how often they may try to...


Per diem work: Is the grass really greener?

March 2018
Published in the March 2018 issue of Today's Hospitalist AS A RESULT of his first job, Massachusetts-based hospitalist Samad Khan, MD, learned an important lesson:...