Welcome to the WUSM Division of Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club. We encourage you to participate by

  • reading the selected articles, and
  • joining in the discussion by adding comments to the entries.

The Journal Club consists of PubMed entries for recent articles selected for their relevance to hospital medicine.  Each entry contains

  • the abstract for the article
  • a link to the abstract at PubMed
  • user discussion

In order to combat spam, anonymous comments are not accepted on the Virtual Journal Club and all comments are held for moderation. The Editor will release comments once they are approved.

How to access full-text articles:

You can access the full text of some articles for free through PubMed.   However, most publishers require that you have a subscription to access their articles on-line.  If you connect to the Journal Club from a computer at work, your institution’s subscription policy will apply.  Otherwise, you will require a personal subscription to the journal to read the full text.  Some publishers allow for the purchase of individual articles of interest.  Contact your institution’s subscription manager if you have questions.

Even if you don’t have a subscription, you can review the article’s abstract and read related abstracts through PubMed.

All articles will have a “Link to Article at PubMed” at the end of the abstract.  Click this link to open the PubMed page for the article.  From here you will be able to access full-text and related article options.

For more information about accessing full-text articles at PubMed, see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3810/#using.Viewing_Links_as_Icons_in_PubMed.

Once you have read the articles, enter your comments and join the discussion.

Due to copyright and licensing restrictions, we cannot honor requests from users to provide copies of full-text articles.


You can search for subjects of interest by using the search box.  Articles on the Journal Club have been selected for particular relevance to clinical practice, making the search tool a powerful way to find articles that will be clinically useful.

Topics and Trends

As certain topics trend across the literature, they will be posted in the Topics and Trends page. Keep an eye on this page to follow topics with increasing coverage in the clinical literature.