Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as a new virus troubled a mushrooming swath of the globe. With the illness pushing its way into a sixth continent and…

Study finds assigning hospitalists by unit has both pros and cons

Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted the first time-motion study in more than a decade to assess the impact of geographic cohorting of hospitalists. Geographic cohorting—restricting or localizing hospitalists and their patients to one or two inpatient units rather than having hospitalists travel from…