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Cover Story

Contesting contact precautions

Expert opinions on use range from almost always to hardly ever

Expert opinions on use range from almost always to hardly ever

By Stacey Butterfield

The debate over best practice may leave hospitalists wondering in which camp they and their hospitals belong.

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Stroke

Stroke units: Not just for big hospitals anymore

Community hospitals can set up stroke units fairly easily, and see great results

Community hospitals can set up stroke units fairly easily, and see great results

By Terri D’Arrigo

Evidence is mounting that they result in better care and little if any additional cost.

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Insulin Pumps

Patients with pumps

As insulin pumps become more common, hospitalist need plans to manage them

As insulin pumps become more common, hospitalist need plans to manage them

By Janet Colwell

Potentially difficult negotiations are just one of the issues that can arise.

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Expert Analysis

Rocky Mountain spotted fever: What should a hospitalist know?

By Dawn Brezina, MD, FACP

The absolute number of diagnosed cases per year may be underreported due to the difficulty in diagnostic confirmation and misdiagnosis.

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Success Story

Getting with the C. difficile guidelines

By Stacey Butterfield

Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ohio improved C. diff treatment by instituting a formal stewardship initiative.

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Q&A

An unusual state of hospital finances

Maryland has a unique reimbursement system

By Stacey Butterfield

An independent commission sets hospital charges, with the same prices for all payers.

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Perspectives

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Newman's Notions

Vital signs are vital

Sphygmology

By Colten Bracken

There is much more to checking a pulse than noting its presence or absence.

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Clinical Medicine

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Test Yourself

MKSAP quiz on insulin

From MKSAP

These cases and commentary, which focus on insulin, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).

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Research Update

Recent Research

From staff reports

Blood pressure after stroke, mortality risk prediction, and more.

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Departments

Letter from the Editor

Coding Corner: Diagnostic documentation for oncology, part 2

Perspectives: ICD-10: Risk or opportunity?

In the News: From the archives of ACP HospitalistWeekly

FDA Update: Recalls, warnings, approvals

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