1. Introduction to Clinical Care Conundrums in Hospital Medicine

  1. James C. Pile2,
  2. Thomas E. Baudendistel3 and
  3. Brian J. Harte4
  1. Robert M. Wachter

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118483206.ch1

Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine

Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine

How to Cite

Wachter, R. M. (2013) Introduction to Clinical Care Conundrums in Hospital Medicine, in Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine (eds J. C. Pile, T. E. Baudendistel and B. J. Harte), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118483206.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Departments of Hospital Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, California, USA

  3. 4

    South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2013

Book Series:

  1. Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts

Book Series Editors:

  1. Scott A. Flanders and
  2. Sanjay Saint

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905654

Online ISBN: 9781118483206

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Keywords:

  • clinical care conundrums;
  • hospital medicine

Summary

This chapter gives an introduction to clinical care conundrums in hospital medicine. This focus—which was codified in the publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine's Core Curriculum in 2006—has unquestionably helped the field establish credibility within the House of Medicine and with a variety of important stakeholders, such as legislators, the media, regulators, accreditors, and, most importantly, patients and their advocates.