By  | January 28, 2016 |  1
by Rachel Deming When I first met Ms. G. she told me she was in such pain that she wanted to die. She had a nice life, a full life, and her pain was just unbearable, she told me. “I have to stay strong for my children, however,” she said. “They want to see me, […]
By  | January 26, 2016 |  0
Media Monitoring Report: January 9 – January 21, 2016 The latest edition of SHM Media Highlights features the continuing evolution and growth of hospital medicine during its twentieth anniversary, performance measurement, SHM member successes, Journal of Hospital Medicine patient safety research and studies on how physicians choose their personal end-of-life care plans. In general hospital […]
By  | January 19, 2016 |  1
by Dr. Douglas Mitchell MD, MBA  On January 10, 2014 the state of Maryland announced a new approach to hospital payments that would radically alter how healthcare is delivered in the state. Hospitals would no longer be incentivized to generate more volume but would instead be rewarded for keeping people out the hospital. Uwe Reinhardt, […]
By  | January 13, 2016 |  0
Media Monitoring Report: December 17, 2015 – January 9, 2016 Entering 2016, the latest SHM Media Highlights are robust, including stories on the unionization of hospitalists, Journal of Hospital Medicine alarm fatigue research, SHM member and organizational successes and a glance at the evolution of hospital medicine in 2015. The New York Times recently covered […]
By  | January 12, 2016 |  1
by Dr. Harry Cho As we ring in the New Year, the medical students in our new Student High Value Care Committee (sHVC) have three wishes. They spent quite a bit of time doing research, reviewing evidence and guidelines like Choosing Wisely and our own, Things We Do For No Reason. The amazing thing about […]
By  | January 11, 2016 |  5
  If you have given any thought to corporatized medicine and its impact on medical practice, I advise you to read this extended New York Times piece:           The story concerns the contentious relationship between a hospitalist group and their employer, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon.  The group alleges the hospital […]