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Cover Story

Top Docs

Meet our 2014 Top Hospitalists

By Janet Colwell

Our call for nominations last spring yielded an impressive cadre of nominees, from which our editorial board selected the 10 featured here. These physicians have done admirable work in patient safety and satisfaction, quality improvement, high-value care, medical education, and more.


Patient Experience

Hospitals put out the welcome sign

Hospitals put out the welcome sign

By Stacey Butterfield

Campaign aims to change the concept of families as ‘visitors'.


Success Story

A traffic signal for discharge planning

By Stacey Butterfield

Color-coded system helps clinicians prepare for likely discharges.


The Brief Case

Cases from the Seattle VA Hospital and the University of Washington

By Sandra Demars, MD, ACP Member; Luis Tulloch, MD; Janelle Shin, MD; Karen Foster-Schubert, MD; Adam Johnson, MD; Thomas W. DeCato, MD, ACP Member; Peter Hunt, MD, ACP Member; and Anila Finnegan, MD

Cholangitis, tenofovir-induced Fanconi syndrome, and more.



David L. Chin, PhD, discusses outcomes of teaching and hospitalist teams

By Stacey Butterfield

Dr. Chin's study looked at length of stay, readmissions, and costs among 3 types of inpatient medicine teams.


Newman's Notions

Dusty grapes

By Jamie Newman, MD, FACP, and Andy Herber, PA

When planning a conference, you can't please everyone.


ACP HospitalistWeekly

From the November 19, 2014 edition

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