By  | February 24, 2017 |  0
Recently, I heard from a number of NP/PA providers in response to Dr. John Nelson’s editorial published in the January edition of The Hospitalist. In the editorial, Dr. Nelson refers to an article in the Journal of Clinical Outcomes. The single-site study compared routine versus expanded PA care in a community hospital, and the intervention […]
By  | February 21, 2017 |  0
This is a serious list.  We get conditioned on what we have and accept the untoward effects or inconveniences of the drugs in our armamentarium. These five tweaks would make our lives a helluva lot easier: A non-opiate pain reliever without the nasty side effects of an NSAID.  By far and away, this is my […]
By  | February 16, 2017 |  0
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: February 2 – February 16, 2017 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare-centric news. For the full stories, click on the links below: JHM deputy editor, Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, FHM, was listed as 1 of 13 clinicians to follow on Twitter […]
By  | February 15, 2017 |  0
Not long ago, I had a conversation with a good friend who is the hospitalist medical director for a five-hospital health system in the northeast. We were commiserating about how hard it is to recruit new hospitalists to rural and small-town settings and the high risk of rapid turnover despite all the energy invested in […]
By  | February 3, 2017 |  0
If you’re like most hospitalists, your day usually starts around dawn (or dusk, for our nocturnal colleagues). After arriving at the hospital and quickly receiving sign out on your patients, you down the last bit of coffee and rush off to spend a morning on the wards. As you’re getting into a rhythm, the charge […]
By  | February 2, 2017 |  0
Yeah, I know the headline drew you in.  I sleuthed ya—but I have a reason. A study out in BMJ today, and its timing is uncanny given the immigration ban we are now experiencing. First, to declare my priors. I will take an IMG to work by my side any day of the week.  You need […]