Coronavirus: Stories from the front lines

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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...
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...
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...

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

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,...

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Clinical

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Trends among New York City’s critically ill

April 2020
Check back often as we continue to post timely updates on COVID-19.  Early Release of our May Coronavirus articles.  COVER STORY: Hospitalists have had to thrown...

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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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Should you steer clear of your own family?

May 2020
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...

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

A look at hospitalist job satisfaction

October 2019
HOW SATISFIED are hospitalists with their careers? According to data from the 2018 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, 84% of hospitalists say they’re...