Archive | August, 2011
Important Notice For Email Subscribers To Wachter’s World

Important Notice For Email Subscribers To Wachter’s World

Dear Readers: Later today, Wachter’s World will get a facelift, as we migrate to a new “platform” (don’t ask me what that means but the good folks at Wiley, and your teenage children, will know). This will make the website more stable, give it better graphics, and prevent it from crashing and blocking comments, as […]

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Summer in London: First Impressions

Summer in London: First Impressions

First of all, let’s get the important stuff out of the way. Mom, I’m fine. Thanks for your concern. Really. I’ve now been in London for about 6 weeks on my sabbatical. The recent riots here are all folks are talking about and the trauma is real. One wonders whether the inevitability of budget cuts, […]

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Hospitalists and Squeezed Balloons

Hospitalists and Squeezed Balloons

I began thinking about – and yes, advocating for – the concept of hospitalists in the mid-1990s, when I became convinced that having separate inpatient and outpatient physicians would improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare. A study in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine reports that, while hospitalists did cut hospital lengths of stay […]

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