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How many weekday and weekend shifts do hospitalists work in an average month? According to data from the 2019 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, hospitalists on average work just under 16 weekday shifts a month and 3.57 weekend...
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...

Use of Procalcitonin (PCT) in Patients Presenting with Overlapping Symptom

B·R·A·H·M·S PCT is an invaluable marker to help assess presence or absence of a bacterial infection and can be used as an aid in antibiotic therapy for patients with suspected or confirmed LRTI. This webinar reviews the utility of PCT in the emergency department or inpatient hospital settings, and describes perspectives of three different clinicians and their approach to implementing this biomarker in clinical practice.

Learning objectives:

• Use PCT to distinguish CHF from pneumonia in patients with dyspnea• Apply PCT to clinical decision making guiding antibiotic use for patients with acute exacerbations of COPD• Compare high yield applications of PCT in different hospital settings (ED and inpatient wards).

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Coding

Billing team conferences? Not so fast

December 2019
READERS CONTINUE to have billing questions about post-discharge admissions, team conferences and the propriety of copying and pasting. Here are some questions along with...

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Compensation

Bull market for hospitalist compensation

Is the bull market for compensation over?

November 2019
HOSPITALISTS HAVE GROWN used to continual and dramatic pay raises. A decade ago, for instance, mean hospitalist compensation hovered around $200,000, while today it's...

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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Treating inpatient lung infections: the latest recommendations

January 2020
JUST IN TIME for this winter's pneumonia and flu seasons, a rash of recently released guidelines can help streamline your care of patients with...
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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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Peer coaching can relieve physician burnout

March 2020
EVERY HOSPITAL GROUP knows the high price — in terms of money and the hassle of being short-staffed and overworked — of outsized physician...

By the Numbers

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Stress test on economic trends

January 2020
RUMORS have been swirling in the local media that one of my former employers is closing. It's a cautionary tale about brutal market forces that...

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...