Practical Reviews in Hospital Medicine

Stay current on the latest advances in Hospital Medicine with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Hospital Medicine.

Connect to Research Summaries from Leading Medical Journals

Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don’t have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Hospital Medicine and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Hospital Medicine journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ or contact hours

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Arjun S. Chanmugam, MD, FACEP, MBA, the Attending Emergency Physician with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, serves as the Medical Director for Practical Reviews.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD

  • Chief Quality Officer, University of Colorado Hospital
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Quality and Safety Education
  • Director, Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency
  • Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Aurora, CO


Anthony C. Breu, MD

  • Hospitalist and Director of Resident Education
  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • West Roxbury, MA

Alexander R. Carbo, MD

  • Hospitalist
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Hospital Medicine Program
  • Boston, MA

Dennis T. Chang, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • New York, NY

Julia Clemons, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • University of Colorado
  • Aurora, CO

Emily Gottenborg, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine
  • University of Colorado
  • Aurora, CO

Daniel M. Kaplan, MD, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Durham, NC

C. Monique Lucarelli, MD

  • Hospitalist
  • Mid Coast Hospital
  • Brunswick, ME

Emily A. Mallin, MD, FACP, FHM

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Director
  • Academic Hospitalist Program
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
  • Banner – University Medical Center
  • Phoenix, AZ


Melissa Mattison, MD

  • Chief, Hospital Medicine Unit
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Katherine N. Neal, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Duke Hospital Medicine Program
  • Durham, NC

Patrick Rendon, MD

  • Hospitalist/Associate Program Director
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • Albuquerque, NM

Daniel Ricotta, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Suchita Shah Sata, MD

  • Medical Instructor
  • Duke University Hospital
  • Durham, NC

Bradley A. Sharpe, MD, SFHM, FACP

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Division of Hospital Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • San Francisco, CA

Joseph R. Sweigart, MD, FACP

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Kentucky-Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Albert B. Chandler Hospital, University of Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY

Joshua Ziperstein, MD

  • Attending Physician, Core Education Faculty
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA
  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Archives of General Psychiatry
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gut
  • Hepatology
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Hospital Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pain
  • Pediatrics
  • Stroke

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews selects and translates peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Hospitalists and others interested in education about the practice of hospital medicine.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret the current medical literature as it relates to hospital medicine
  • Identify key patient safety issues
  • Identify key ethical issues facing Hospitalists
  • Apply the concepts surrounding a key clinical topic in practice
  • Manage hospital length of stay

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Nursing Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 4 hours per issue

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.