The Hospitalist (Vol 17, Issue 8)
Summary: This month in our issue, Dr. Mike Guthrie, Executive in Residence at the University of Colorado Denver School of Business’s Program in Healthcare Administration, talks about pursuing an MBA to go with his MD and career advancement opportunities for doctors. Dr. John Vasquez discusses improvements in patient care that can result when hospitalists and neurologists collaborate, and Dr. John Womble talks about how communities in and around Moore, Oklahoma are coping with the loss of Moore Medical Center, destroyed by the powerful tornado that swept through the region last May. Our Key Clinical Question this month addresses pain management in patients with renal insufficiency or end-stage renal disease, and we carry the American College of Gastroenterology’s 2013 recommendations for managing and preventing C. diff infections. In The Hospitalist online-only exclusives this month, hospitalists discuss two paths to advancement in hospital medicine: advanced training, and quality expertise.