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Physician judgment and Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations should play bigger role in 2-midnight rule, CMS has proposed.
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New proposed rule for discharge planning focuses on patient preferences | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Hospitals and critical access hospitals would be required to develop a discharge plan within 24 hours of admission or registration and complete it before the patient is discharged.
Medicare's recent announcement that it will stop paying for some hospital-acquired conditions has hospitals ramping up their quality improvement efforts, and some experts predict that hospitalists are likely to find themselves center stage.
Patients with interhospital stroke transfers had higher mortality, more severe disability than front-door patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The differing characteristics of patients who are transferred should be accounted for in the quality measurements of receiving hospitals, the study authors suggested.
The doctors recognized in ACP Hospitalistâ€™s first annual Top Hospitalists issue include teachers, quality improvement gurus, researchers and bloggers. Theyâ€™ve focused on improving geriatric care, growing hospital admissions,
30-day readmission rates for stroke highest among those with intracerebral hemorrhage | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Readmissions after stroke decreased an average of 3.3% annually from 2010 to 2014, and 30-day readmission risk was significantly higher in patients who were discharged from nonteaching hospitals with high numbers of stroke discharges.
Colleagues, mentors, electronic records, and readers all make Dr. Newman grateful this month.
Ongoing growth in antibiotic resistance has highlighted both the importance and the challenge of frontline stewardship.