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“Always”

Published in the October 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist I KNEW THINGS would be challenging the moment I stepped into the room. Mr. R. had the look and manner of the patient I dread: The Very Unhappy Patient. Mr. R.,...

Practice management

NP hospitalists: the right rural staffing model

January 2017
Published in the January 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist AS RURAL COMMUNITIES struggle with an acute primary care shortage, many critical access hospitals are...

Patient flow

Leadership

Leadership lessons learned the hard way

November 2016
VETERAN HOSPITALIST LEADERS remember their early leadership positions as painful but instructive. Here are some lessons they learned the hard way: Learn to flex. Young...

Critical care

Is it risky to take patients off ventilation at night?

January 2017
Published in the January 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist MOST EXPERTS THINK that the ongoing push to staff up ICUs at night should result in...

Coding

Infectious Disease

ID emergencies

August 2017
Published in the August 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist BACTERIAL MENINGITIS, spinal epidural abscess and necrotizing soft tissue infection are urgent conditions that hospitalists need...

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More on building teams with NPs/PAs

November 2017
Published in the November 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist  IN REFERENCE to your September story ("Building your team with NPs/PAs," page 20), we have taken...

Career

Drinking (your coffee) alone?

December 2017
Published in the December 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist GROWING UP WITH RELATIVES who were doctors, Kevin Sowti, MD, readily recalls the allure of becoming...

Technology

Apps at the bedside

August 2017
Published in the August 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist WHETHER IT'S TO EDUCATE PATIENTS, calculate anticoagulation risks or choose the best test to order, hospitalists...

Satisfaction/Burnout

Know yourself

July 2017
Published in the July 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist THIS COLUMN marks my fourth or fifth installment on burnout, depending on how you count. Thus...