How a medical journal is navigating the mask wars

THE MASK WARS continued to rage on in the pages of Annals of Internal Medicine this week, with the journal publishing a new editorial...

May/June 2023

WHAT LENGTH SHIFTS do hospitalists work on average? Data from the 2022 Today's Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey found that 12-hour shifts are still the norm for close to 60% of those responding. But there are differences based on...
SEVEN-ON/SEVEN-OFF scheduling has been a staple of hospital medicine for more than 20 years. While that scheduling model is still the most common, it's definitely more popular among certain types of hospitalists (think younger physicians). It is also more...

Patient Safety

Predicting in-hospital mortality

March 2023
FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, Neetu Mahendraker, MD, lead academic hospitalist for the Indiana University Health System in Indianapolis, has worked to develop a...


Insults and conspiracy theories: Bad behavior by hospital patients

May 2023
AS EVIDENCE that violent incidents are ticking up in his hospital, hospitalist Bryan Harris, MD, chief medical officer of the St. Charles Redmond campus...

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 June 4, 2023 Long covid has become "disability roulette" The CDC reports that the number of covid...


“Diagnostic stewardship” prevents unneeded antibiotic prescribing

January 2023
"DIAGNOSTIC STEWARDSHIP" may be a term that many hospitalists aren't familiar with. But according to Valerie Vaughn, MD, MSc, director of hospital medicine research...


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News Briefs

Is hospital medicine a brain drain from primary care?

July 2022
Is hospital medicine a brain drain from primary care? IT MAY NOT BE breaking news, but the embrace of hospital medicine by young internists suggests...

Patient Flow

Do early discharges boost throughput?

May 2023
IT'S BECOME THE GO-TO TACTIC in many hospitals to try to speed up throughput: having hospitalists prioritize early discharges to clear out beds. Morning...



Unmasking shame in medicine

March 2023
EMILY SILVERMAN, MD, is having a moment, one that's been years in the making. In 2016, she founded The Nocturnists to host clinicians telling live...



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...