IMPROVING PHYSICIAN-PATIENT CONTINUITY IN THE GENERAL PEDIATRIC UNIT

Background: Many pediatric hospitalist programs in community hospitals around the country function with a 24-hour shift model for 24/7 coverage. This creates significant discontinuity and daily inefficiencies in patient care. Furthermore, there is a robust [...]

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IT’S NOT ME; IT’S YOU! PHYSICIAN PERCEPTIONS ABOUT VIRAL TESTING IN BRONCHIOLITIS

Background: Bronchiolitis is a clinical diagnosis, with growing research supporting limited use of diagnostic tests and interventions. Hospitals have reduced use of bronchodilators and imaging, but the national average of respiratory viral testing (RVT) in [...]

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RESOURCE UTILIZATION AFTER DISCHARGE OF BABIES ADMITTED TO THE NICU FOR MATERNAL CHORIOAMNIONITIS

Background: Maternal chorioamnionitis usually means an otherwise healthy appearing newborn gets cultured and treated for presumptive bacterial infection pending culture results. This is often done in a NICU setting. These babies are overwhelmingly well and [...]

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ROLE OF OBESITY IN ASTHMA RELATED HOSPITAL UTILIZATION AND ADMISSION IN AN INNER CITY COHORT

Background: Increased asthma and obesity prevalence are independently associated with health disparities.  This study sought to examine the relationship between these two conditions, particularly within the pediatric population at a major inner city teaching hospital. [...]

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TRENDS IN NATIONAL PEDIATRIC BED CENSUS RELATIVE TO PEDIATRIC POPULATION: A POTENTIAL TOOL TO IDENTIFY UNDERSERVED AREAS

Background: Nationally, there has been a loss of pediatric inpatient beds (-4.3%), and large swings in ward (-7.2%) and pediatric (non-neonatal) intensive care (PICU; +15.8%) beds.  These shifts have important implications for access, safety and [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:23:56+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Pediatrics, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on TRENDS IN NATIONAL PEDIATRIC BED CENSUS RELATIVE TO PEDIATRIC POPULATION: A POTENTIAL TOOL TO IDENTIFY UNDERSERVED AREAS