January/February 2023

A NEW STUDY found that sending automated texts to patients in the 30 days after discharge reduced patients’ use of acute care resources, including readmissions and visits to the ED. A study in JAMA Network Open looked at an automated...

Patient Safety

fall-risk

Study: Fall-prevention program reduces falls and costs

January 2023
NEW DATA SHOW that a well-known fall-prevention program can not only reduce the number of patients who fall while in the hospital, but lower...

Career

Nocturnists are paid more, but they don’t get all the perks

February 2023
YOU PROBABLY KNOW that nocturnists earn more money for working fewer shifts than their daytime colleagues, but our latest survey of hospitalists shows that...

Infectious Disease

Check back often as we continue to post timely updates on COVID-19.  Learning from Covid: How one health system reduced the use of daily tests for covid inpatients February 3, 2023 The covid health emergency will end this spring The Biden administration announced...

Clinical

covid-test

How one health system reduced the use of daily tests for...

December 2022
A GROUP of New York City hospitals found a way to reduce the repeated use of inflammatory marker testing in non-ICU COVID-19 hospitalized patients. In...

Commentary

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Delayed malpractice lawsuits are ramping up again

January 2023
Delayed malpractice lawsuits are ramping up again THE PANDEMIC caused a lot of delays in health care, with patients putting off elective surgeries and visits...

Patient Flow

Discharge rounds redesigned

January 2023
AT BAYLOR SCOTT AND WHITE All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, hospitalist medical director Ijeoma Carol Nwelue, MD, lists ways in which...

Satisfaction/Burnout

Program directors: gender gap and career longevity

October 2022
The 2022 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey found that program directors reported a mean compensation in 2021 of $377,730 (median $350,000). That’s an...

Coding

e/m-codes

The new year brings a shakeup in inpatient E/M codes

January 2023
FOR MORE THAN 20 years, hospitalists have gotten very comfortable with a core set of inpatient and observation evaluation and management (E/M) codes. But...