September/October 2022

HOW SAFE is it to attend in-person medical conferences? A new study looking at covid infection rates after a meeting for surgeons earlier this year may come as a surprise. Research published in JAMA Network compared covid infection rates among...

Patient Safety

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A look at how U.S. hospitals address—or don’t—patient sleep

August 2022
A STUDY in a recent issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine asked hospital medicine section chiefs how their institutions try to improve patient sleep....

Career

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A look at hours, shifts and more for pediatric hospitalists

August 2022
IN THIS YEAR’S Today’s Hospitalist Career & Compensation Survey, pediatric hospitalists reported earning a mean comp of $211,000 for 2021. Our survey results also...

Infectious Disease

Check back often as we continue to post timely updates on COVID-19.  Successful pandemic innovations: A line team takes charge of placing lines in the covid ICU. September 26, 2022 Was Biden more right than he knew? Signs of pandemic fatigue stack...

Clinical

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How to help public health survive politics and misinformation

August 2022
WHILE THE PANDEMIC brought public health efforts front and center, those efforts—mask mandates, isolation and travel guidelines, and the need for virtual schooling—became glaring...

Commentary

Read the entire May/June 2022 issue of Today’s Hospitalist here.

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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

Transfer delays: hospital medicine’s new bottlenecks, chronic problems

September 2022
IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, hospitalist Allison Walton, MD, is trying to manage an ongoing crisis that started with the pandemic and still persists: long delays...

Satisfaction/Burnout

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How the great resignation may affect hospitalists

March 2022
STEPHEN BEHNKE, MD, MBA, says his big career move last summer—leaving his CEO job in a local Ohio hospitalist group to head up the...

Coding

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Hospitalist workforce grew 50% between 2012 and 2019

September 2022
NEW DATA show that the hospitalist workforce grew about 50% from 2012 to 2019, making the specialty one of the five biggest in American...