Archive | May, 2011
Do We Have Any Clue How To Cut The Cost Of Healthcare?

Do We Have Any Clue How To Cut The Cost Of Healthcare?

At the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting last week in Dallas, Lenny Feldman of Johns Hopkins presented the results of a neat little study. His hypothesis: physicians given information about the costs of their laboratory tests would order fewer of them. Feldman randomized 62 tests either to be displayed per usual on the computerized […]

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The Hospitalist Field Turns 15: What The Past Says About The Future

The Hospitalist Field Turns 15: What The Past Says About The Future

I just returned from the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting in Dallas. Seeing more than 2,000 hospitalists in one place is remarkable, since I remember the days when we all fit into a mid-sized conference room at a Holiday Inn. I have clearly assumed the mantle of elder statesman at these meetings. I find […]

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