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Update in Hospital Medicine

Franklin A. Michota Jr, MD
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From Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(5):384-390. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-132-5-200003070-00008
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The boundaries of hospital medicine are not defined by specific organs and their associated diseases but rather by the severity of the patient's condition, the subsequent risk for morbidity and death, and the intensity and monitoring of treatment necessary to provide care. Four content areas relevant to the care of hospitalized patients are the focus of this Update: nosocomial illness, community-acquired pneumonia, venous thromboembolic disease, and prognostic variables.

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