In this large retrospective database analysis of Medicare fee for service patients undergoing 1 of 15 surgical procedures, the % of them that received co-management (>70% of hospital days had a charge from a medical doctor) increased 11% / year from 2001 to 2006. Co-management was more likely to occur in non-teaching, for-profit hospitals, and in older patients with more co-morbidities. Co-management will likely continue to undergo rapid expansive growth (abstract).
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]