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SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: December 8 – December 22, 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: The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is increasing veteran…
If you have paid attention to the news, you picked up the study out in JAMA concerning how male versus female physicians deliver inpatient care.  Not just any inpatient docs, though, but hospitalists. The investigators were meticulous in their analysis of over a million Medicare…
This recent article in the NYT and the NEJM study precipitating it widened the (malevolent) coverage of the fees paid by patients and insurance companies to out of network physicians.  If you are not familiar with the issue, doctors working in hospitals--who may not participate…
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: November 29 – December 8, 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: An updated version of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), which…
With the recent election, there has been a new recognition of the various “bubbles” we all seem to be living in. It reminds me of the parable I like to often mention, popularized by the late great writer David Foster Wallace: Two fish were swimming…
By: Jamie Yao Jamie is a fourth year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco entering into the field of internal medicine. She shares how her recent experience on a palliative care rotation at Moffitt Hospital in San Francisco, CA inspired her to…
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