The Hospitalist (Vol 17, Issue 7)
Summary: This month in our issue, learn why hospitalists are vulnerable to the traumatic stress disorder known as compassion fatigue, and how they can counter it. Dr. Melissa Parkhurst of the University of Kansas Medical Center discusses the problem of malnutrition among hospitalized patients and explains how hospitalists can make a difference, and Dr. Monty Duke of Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster Pennsylvania describes how hospitalists can drive better patient outcomes in the era of ACOs and pay-for-performance health care. We also hear first-hand what Boston hospitals were like the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. Other features include an interview with hospital medicine innovator, John Holbrook, a clinical discussion on preventing tumor lysis syndrome, and a look at how robotics are helping in hospital infection control.