This issue reveals the latest group of ACP Hospitalist's Top Hospitalists and delves into oxygen supplementation, malnutrition, and transitions of care. ... This issue is also all about the numbers, with a Coding Corner about the latest definition of
Results of the retrospective analysis were published online March 23 by JAMA Cardiology. ... The authors noted limitations to their study, such as its retrospective design and the likelihood of residual confounders.
But according to a March 2009 study in Critical Care , many hospitals don't follow written policy on performing SATs, and The Journal of Critical Care recently reported that only 40% ... Transitions of care are well known as a danger zone where important
Establish and report patient self-determination of care documentation, including explicit do-not-attempt-resuscitation status, as a routine practice in all admissions. ... The HOSPITAL score, which can be used for all patients regardless of their main
dimer cutoff in clinical practice,” the authors wrote. “Whether the age-adjusted cutoff can result in improved cost-effectiveness or quality of care remains to be demonstrated.”. ... They added that CDUs might need some enhancements to improve
We will discuss hematology, hepatology, infectious disease, critical care, cultural competency, safety and more, all through the lens of one inpatient admission,” said Dr. ... Topics include how to build an effective inpatient team, medical errors in
Q: How are readmissions related to transitions of care? A: Research suggests a significant proportion of cardiovascular readmissions may be preventable because they are related to poor transitions of care. ... There are groups like the National Quality
Outpatient follow-up, readmission rates higher for direct-arrival vs. transferred-in MI patients, study finds
Of these patients, 14,060 (36%) were transferred for MI care, with a median distance traveled of 43 miles (interquartile range, 27 to 68 miles). ... Patients who were transferred for care were slightly younger than those who arrived directly, with a
‘Smartphone sign’ may help determine same-day discharge suitability in surgical patients, study suggests
Results were published online on Aug. 23 by the Journal of Hospital Medicine. ... It had a negative predictive value of 93.49% (95% CI, 88.7% to 96.7%).
Researchers performed a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials published from January 1990 to March 2011 to examine interventions intended to improve the transition between hospital discharge and primary care. ... All trials involved