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SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: August 4 – 18, 2016 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: As SHM celebrates the 20th anniversary of hospital medicine, multiple…
What’s a hospitalist leader to do when everything seems to be conspiring against your efforts to ensure a stable, successful hospital medicine practice? I talked recently with a hospitalist leader who is dealing with just such a scenario right now. When I visited his hospitalist…
I recently read the following written by Daniel Ofri, MD in the NYT: The stereotype of specialists handling the more complex and intellectually challenging cases makes many generalists fume. Generalists observe that specialists get the “simplicity” of handling very narrow slivers of medicine. It’s much…
It has been twenty years since Wachter and Goldman published their first descriptive paper on the rise of the hospitalist.  To commemorate the occasion, they revisit the subject with a new commentary and highlight where the movement is at and portend the future of the…
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: July 21 – August 4, 2016 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare-centric news coverage. For the full stories, click on the hyperlinks below: Medicare’s readmission penalties for hospitals will reach a…
HPI: The patient is a 54yo very obese depressed man with history of drug abuse, non-compliance with meds, and possibly undiagnosed OSA readmitted today for pain control after claiming to have “run out” of his opiates after discharge from the hospital AMA 2 days ago…
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