Hospital Medicine Program Committee

The Hospital Medicine Program Committee was established under the Section of Special Interests or Focused Practices (SIFP) in 2011 (now know as Communities of Practice in Family Medicine - CPFM). If you are a family physician with a special interest or focused practice in hospital medicine and are seeking networking and communications with similar physicians, please send us an email with your name and contact information. 

Newsletters

Summer 2016

In the News

Hospitalists reduce harm and improve care for hospitalized patients
Are attending physician rotations costing hospitalized patients their lives?
Nova Scotia MD agreement
New Brunswick Medically Assisted Dying
Newfoundland MD’s in court to block publication of Medicare billings

Hospitalists and the Decline of Comprehensive Care
Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D.
August 10, 2016 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1608289

Zero to 50,000 — The 20th Anniversary of the Hospitalist
Robert M. Wachter, M.D., and Lee Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.
August 10, 2016 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1607958

Spring 2016 

2016 Ontario budget preview does not support hospitals
Health groups strategize to cut older patients’ hospital times

Winter 2016

Government of Quebec wants to limit Family Physicians work in hospitals
Doctors Unionize to Resist the Medical Machine
Further information on the issues FPs are facing in Québec

Upcoming Events

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or comments.

Articles of Interest

Hepatitis C Management 2018 Guidelines: This is an update on HCV testing, treatment options and post-treatment followup with a good mix of information for both GPs and specialists.

European Syncope 2018 Guidelines: Table 6 is the essential summary of this article - how to risk-stratify Syncope in 2018 based on objective parameters

Tools

To determine DOAC in Afib/Stroke: http://www.sparctool.com/

Insulin Dosing Charts: https://www.straighthealthcare.com/insulin-chart.html

Literature Search Results

December 2016
Discharge phone calls: a technique to improve patient care during the transition from hospital to home
Schuller KA, Lin SH, Gamm LD, Edwardson N.
J Healthc Qual. 2015 May-Jun;37(3):163-72. doi: 10.1111/jhq.12051.
PMID: 24102704 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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