Online Exclusive - Sepsis Update

AT THE BEGINNING of her sepsis update at this year's Society of Hospital Medicine conference, intensivist Patricia Kritek, MD, EdM, threw up what she called "the obligatory slide" on the high costs of sepsis in the U.S. The disease...

Coding

coding documentation

Steer clear of copy and paste

Published in the June 2019 issue of Today's Hospitalist I HAVE SEVERAL QUESTIONS from readers this month, including one on all-too-common documentation practices that can...

Patient flow

Compensation

What do bonuses and incentives for hospitalists look like?

August 2019
How common are bonuses and incentives in hospitalist pay? According to data from the 2018 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, more than 95%...

Paid to sign on?

April 2019

On the Wards

promoting sleep for hospital inpatients

Tips to reduce hospital sleep interruptions

August 2019
IT'S NOT SECRET that many patients can't get a decent night's sleep in the hospital—and that a growing body of evidence details the problems...

Commentary

Clinical

Tackling opioid treatment

Tackling opioid treatment in the hospital

September 2019
IN 2019, Thomas Pineo, DO, medical director of UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic, a hospital in Harrisburg, Pa., began advocating for a system-wide protocol that...

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Technology

Social media: Should you stop lurking and log on?

March 2019
Published in the March 2019 issue of Today's Hospitalist AS A YOUNG HOSPITALIST trying to develop his academic career, Charlie M. Wray, DO, MS, (@WrayCharles)...

Career

Hospitalist shift length; Medical background doctor with clock and calendar

What types of shifts do hospitalists work?

September 2019
What does an average shift look like for hospitalists? Three-quarters of hospitalists work primarily day shifts, and 35% say they work only days. About...

By the Numbers

Waxing nostalgic

May 2019
Published in the May 2019 issue of Today's Hospitalist BACK IN 2005 when I became a hospitalist, the specialty was still in its infancy. Community...

Satisfaction/Burnout

burnout or depression

Are physicians suffering from burnout or depression?

September 2019
WHILE PHYSICIAN BURNOUT keeps gaining much-needed national attention, a new viewpoint published online in July by JAMA Psychiatry highlights this concern: Some doctors suffering from...