transition of care, and implementing effective interventions to address relevant social issues,” the study authors said.
Her time with the patients allowed only a cursory screening to look for any pressing medical issues and some diseases, such as tuberculosis. ... Anxiety and likely post-traumatic stress disorder,” Dr. Chan said. “And there's just not enough time to
Lowry said. Joy Victorine, a social worker who oversees transitional and community programs at St. ... Asking tough questions about food insecurity and other social needs may be uncomfortable, Dr.
The study authors called for additional research into the effects of PCMH, especially on specific populations such as those with multiple comorbidities or social issues.
Physicians and hospitals may need additional resources to screen for or address patients' social needs.”. ... By requiring more complete social histories on admission, explicitly asking about social needs, and encouraging team members to present unmet
Coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass grafting were done less frequently in homeless patients, and homeless patients who did undergo PCI were more likely to receive bare-metal stents, according to
Experts predict the potential effects of universal health coverage.
Both early and late readmissions were associated with some markers of increased burden of chronic illness, such as receiving a medication indicating organ failure, and social issues, such as barriers to
Hospitalists have developed strategies for these problematic encounters.
Many medical centers lack an organizational approach for addressing inappropriate or demeaning patient conduct toward clinicians based on their social identity, according to a recent article. ... Medical centers should develop policies to address patient