Q: Was the transition of care properly handled at the time of discharge? ... In conclusion, this case demonstrates potential opportunities for better management of a COPD exacerbation, including adhering to guideline-directed medical therapy, improving
Medical students can play an important role in facilitating transitions of care by talking with hospitalized patients before discharge about their continuing health care management. ... We hope that by following these suggestions, we as medical students
Persistent concerns about readmission rates and care transitions have led a small but increasing number of hospitalists to step beyond their inpatient roles and treat patients in the outpatient setting. ... assistant medical director for transitions of
Theyâve focused on improving geriatric care, growing hospital admissions, facilitating transitions of care and raising staff satisfaction. ... prevention. These toolkits, along with others for stroke, exist for transitions of care, and others are
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.
They were physicians who had been nominated by their colleagues and chosen by our editorial board for their work on “improving geriatric care, growing hospital admissions, facilitating transitions of care and ... same. Read our profiles of the latest
A risk of shift work and hospital medicine is the fragmentation of care. ... The only way to deal with this is by open communication and solid transitions of care and handoffs between hospitalists and to outpatient care.
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
Primary care physicians differed in their preferred mode of communication about patients' hospitalizations, with some preferring telephone contact, others preferring electronic health record notifications, and some wanting faxes. ... Overall, 73 of 284
I am not at all surprised that having the same group of doctors for inpatient and outpatient care helps with transitions of care and mortality. ... Our initiative to encourage primary care physicians to contribute to the care of their inpatients grew out