By  | February 28, 2018 |  0
“We are playing the same sport, but a different game,” the wise, thoughtful emergency medicine attending physician once told me. “I am playing speed chess – I need to make a move quickly, or I lose – no matter what. My moves have to be right, but they don’t always necessarily need to be the […]
By  | March 28, 2016 |  0
With great successes in hosting our first couple of Twitter chats over the last six months, we’re excited to bring you the third in our quarterly series, #JHMChat, where you ask Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM) authors about their research and corresponding clinical implications for managing inpatient care. We invite you to join us for […]
By  | February 3, 2016 |  0
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM Does the phrase “medical clearance” make your skin crawl? Perioperative medicine continues to be a growing part of the practice of hospitalists everywhere, yet for many this is an area they feel uncomfortable with. Never fear! Hospital Medicine 2016 has more perioperative medicine educational offerings than ever! On Sunday, March […]
By  | December 8, 2015 |  5
It is odd being on the other end of the doctor/patient interaction and having a surgeon calling me in the middle of the night apologizing for a mistake. I was scared and then I started to feel anger creeping in. How could this happen? Swiss cheese models and checklists danced in my brain. The analytical part of me was […]
By  | December 9, 2014 |  0
There is an upcoming Medicare rule that will go into effect in two phases beginning in 2017 that has a lot of surgeons and hospitalists concerned about the direction of peri-operative care and surgical co-management. Medicare’s proposal apes the words of Gwyneth Paltrow when describing her divorce from now ex-husband Chris Martin of Coldplay, “Consciously […]
By  | June 22, 2013 |  0
This large analysis from NSQUIP found past smokers (>1 year quit) had similar post-op mortality compared to non-smokers, but current smokers had an odds ratio of post-op mortality of 1.17. Arterial events and respiratory events were higher in past smokers than non-smokers, but still significantly less than current smokers. This data adds to the existing […]