American Journal of Internal Medicine

Special Issue

Evolution and Transformation of Inpatient Medicine

  • Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Venkataraman Palabindala
About This Special Issue
Physicians primarily focused in medical care of hospitalized patients, known as hospitalists. This hospital medicine is been increasingly emerging in the field of medicine since their introduction in the 1990s. Specializing in hospital medicine, their trend has brought forward a mixture of both benefits and criticism. However, a comparison of both sides of the picture ends in results favoring hospitalists as an indispensable and valuable addition to the field of inpatient medicine. As for the shortcomings faced in the regime, hospitalists participating in various healthcare programs, quality improvement projects and multiple innovation projects have come up with ways for evaluation of their existing agendas and introduction of newer strategies for their eradication and further improvement of healthcare quality. Things are changing in fast pace in healthcare. Medicine became customer care service as technology evolved and patient choices changed. Good medicine is relationship between institution and patient choices. Physician is a moderator in a given setting. Believe it or not, hospital medicine is the backbone of this change and revolution. That is why in decades, year 2016 became “year of Hospitalists”
Lead Guest Editor
  • Venkataraman Palabindala

    Department Of Medicine, University Of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, United States

Guest Editors
  • Ubaldo Comite

    Department of Business Sciences, University "Giustino Fortunato", Benevento, Italy

  • Yasser Hessein

    Department of Cardiology, Valdepeñas University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

  • Vicente Olmo

    Canay Health Service, Las Palmas de Gran canarias, Spain

  • Vasudevan Nattammai Jothilal

    Department of Nursing, Chitra College of Nursing, Pandalam, India

Published Articles
  • Nurses’ knowledge and Perceived Barriers About Pressure Ulcer Prevention for Admitted Patients in Public Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Werku Etafa Ebi , Zeleke Argaw Menji , Belachew Melese Hunde

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4-1, August 2017
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 14 January 2017
    Accepted: 3 February 2017
    Published: 28 February 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2017050401.11
    Abstract: Background: There is limited evidence on nurses’ knowledge and perceived barriers to prevent pressure ulcer in Ethiopia. The present study aimed to assess nurses’ knowledge and perceived barriers to prevent pressure ulcer in public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methodology: A self-reported cross-sectional survey design was used to collect dat... Show More