The Hospitalist (Vol 17, Issue 6)

The Hospitalist show

Summary: In our issue this month, new SHM president Dr. Eric Howell talks about his plan for recruiting new members to the society. Dr. Brad Rosen, who leads the hands-on ultrasound procedures courses at SHM meetings, explains how these popular courses stay relevant, Dr. Todd Hecht tells us why he participated in the poster contest at HM13, and Dr. Thomas Frederickson discusses what value-based purchasing really means to health care. Also in this issue, pediatric hospitalist Dr. Mark reflects on his career—so far—in hospital medicine for his farewell column, and our key clinical question explores the management of hereditary angioedema.