Journal of Hospital Medicine

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Intervention can improve appropriateness of telemetry use

(HealthDay)—A hospitalist-driven intervention to improve appropriate use of telemetry can reduce length of stay and costs, according to a study published online July 7 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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Intervention boosts hospital discharge communication

(HealthDay)—Implementation of standardized communication processes can improve the reliability of verbal communication between hospitalists and primary care physicians (PCPs) at hospital discharge, according to a study ...

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Why female physicians are paid less than men

In a survey of hospital medical physicians across the United States, women made nearly $15,000 less than their male counterparts, with a portion of this disparity explained by female doctors' tendency to prioritize collegiality ...

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Medicaid, non-home discharge tied to longer hospital stays

(HealthDay)—Prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS) is more likely among patients who are Medicaid enrollees with complex hospital stays who were not discharged home, according to a study published in the September issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Routine dyspnea severity assessment could aid care

(HealthDay)—The majority of hospitalists believe that routinely assessing dyspnea severity would enhance their clinical decision making and positively affect patient care, according to a study published online July 20 in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Most hospitalists would not order inpatient mammography

(HealthDay)—Most hospitalists feel that they should not be involved in breast cancer screening, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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Quality improvement intervention cuts tests ordered

(HealthDay)—Implementation of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention is associated with a decrease in the number of ordered laboratory tests, according to a study published online March 21 in the Journal of Hospital ...

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