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Society of Hospital Medicine (HM) 2019 Annual Meeting

March 24 - 27, 2019; National Harbor, Maryland

March 24 - 27, 2019 National Harbor, Maryland
  • HM 2019 Approaches to Negotiate With Disgruntled Patients, Families Patients who disagree with a care provider might opt for medically inappropriate treatment or make choices against medical advice, but physicians can intervene to improve outcomes.
  • HM 2019 Hospitals Finding New Ways to Integrate PAs and NPs Advanced practice providers are finding new roles in telemedicine, behavioral health, and medical consults for surgeons. However, they are still being underused in many hospitals, experts say.

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Popular News From HM 2018

  • Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs Medicare recognized the services of advanced practice providers 20 years ago, but their roles are still not fully understood, and some hospital bylaws haven't caught up.
  • Wachter: Why Home Hospitals Are Not a Threat Wachter: Why Home Hospitals Are Not a Threat The future of hospitalists is safe because factors other than the lower cost of care seem to be affecting the uptake of the home hospital, experts report.
  • Bedtime Ritual Improves Sleep, Keeps Hospital Rooms Quiet Bedtime Ritual Improves Sleep, Keeps Hospital Rooms Quiet The Sleep Hygiene in the Hospital Project (SHH!) significantly improves the quality of rest experienced by hospitalized patients, new research shows, and can be easily replicated at minimal cost.

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