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Hospitalist Career Articles of Interest
CDC Says Hospitals Successfully Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections
Between 2008 and 2011, blood infections due to central line catheters dropped 46 percent, surgery-related infections fell 19 percent and C. difficile infections decreased by 10 percent. Between 2011 and 2013, MRSA infections fell by 8 percent. Despite this success, more work needs to be done. There was a 6 percent increase in urinary tract infections between 2008 and 2013. Fortunately, the CDC is estimating these rates dropped in 2014.
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AMA Lists Top 10 Concerns Doctors Should Monitor in 2015
Source: American Medical Association
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the top issues for physicians in 2015. This list discusses prescription drug abuse and overdoses, preventing diabetes and heart disease, adequate provider networks, the Medicare physician payment system and administrative load, including electronic health records and ICD-10 implementation.
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Do you use social media professionally to engage with patients?
Many physicians and healthcare providers set up social media accounts, such as Facebook or Twitter profiles, to connect and engage with patients. What are your thoughts on using social networks? Take our poll and share your thoughts.
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