The Hospitalist (Vol 18, Issue 8)
Summary: An interview with SHM President Dr. Burke Kealey about his series of "President's Desk" columns. Dr. Kealey talks about how the hospital medicine movement arose and expands on the transformational nature of hospital medicine. Also in this issue, we provide a comprehensive look at medical decision making, focused on the ins and outs of turning decisions into the right codes for billing and ongoing. Dr. Christopher Moreland, a deaf teaching hospitalist at University Hospital at the University of Texas is profiled on our cover, and Team Hospitalist member Dr. Julie Fedderson tells us what drew her to the specialty. In addition, we offer a progress report of SHM’s performance assessment tool for hospital medicine groups. Our Key Clinical Question this month addresses hypontremia treatment and managment, and our In The Literature section features the latest in clinical literature.