Practical Reviews in Hospital Medicine

Now includes the Best of Practical Reviews, Volume 1. Stay current on the latest advances in Hospital Medicine with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals. Ideal for MOC.

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

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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 MOC points and up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ or contact hours

Plus you'll have access to the Best of Practical Reviews, Volume 1. This expertly curated compilation of the year's 800+ key audio commentaries and written summaries focuses on the hottest topics, newest technologies, groundbreaking clinical tests, and more.

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

Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

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

Editorial Advisory Board

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

Claire Ciarkowski, MD, FACP

  • Hospitalist, Medical Director of Patient Experience
  • University of Utah Health
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Himani Divatia, DO, FACP, FAAP

  • Med-Peds Hospitalist, Associate Program Director
  • Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Newark, DE

Rahul Ganatra, MD, MPH

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

Mona Krouss, MD, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine
  • New York, NY

C. Monique Lucarelli, MD

  • Extensivist
  • Firsthealth of the Carolinas
  • Pinehurst, NC


Melissa Mattison, MD

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

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

Sarah Vick, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Kentucky
  • Division of Hospital Medicine
  • 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


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.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Credit Designation Per Review

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 0.25 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 review: 15 minutes

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.


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.