Value in Hospital Medicine

A QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF REDUNDANT LAB ORDERS AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: The Choosing Wisely Campaign encourages physicians to avoid over-utilizing routine labs in hospitalized patients with clinical and laboratory stability.  A number of studies have shown adverse effects on hospitalized patients from lab overutilization.  In [...]

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AN INNOVATIVE HOSPITAL MEDICINE ELECTIVE: NOT JUST ANOTHER FLOOR MONTH

Background: Hospital Medicine is a rapidly growing specialty and a higher percentage of patients are under the care of hospitalists across the country.  Like other internal medicine subspecialties, an increasing number of residents have expressed [...]

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CONSULTATION TO A CARDIOLOGIST PRIOR TO LOW RISK PROCEDURES SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES INPATIENT LENGTH OF STAY WITHOUT AFFECTING OUTCOMES

Background: The healthcare system in the United States is often times costly and inefficient. Some estimates suggest that 20-34% of healthcare dollars are spent ineffectively. Despite efforts such as the Choosing Wisely Campaign to limit [...]

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CONTINUOUS BLOOD COLLECTION: A REVIEW OF CURRENT CBC UTILIZATION, PROVIDER SURVEY, AND PILOT INTERVENTION AT A LARGE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: Inappropriate laboratory utilization in hospitalized patients is a significant contributing factor to health care expenditures, iatrogenic anemia, downstream testing, and poor patient satisfaction. For these reasons, the Society of Hospital Medicine has recommended through [...]

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DERIVATION OF A CLINICAL PREDICTION MODEL TO PREDICT UNCHANGED INPATIENT ECHOCARDIOGRAMS

Background:  Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is one of the most popular tests in healthcare. Studies of Medicare beneficiaries for example have shown that each year approximately 20% undergo at least one TTE. Repeat TTE defined as [...]

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DOES EVERYONE NEED DAILY LABS? CHOOSE WISELY AND REDUCE THE OVERUSE: A HIGH VALUE CARE PROJECT

Background: As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign the Society of Hospital Medicine recommended providers avoid performing repetitive CBC and chemistry testing in the face of clinical and lab stability. In 2014 as [...]

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DRAWING WISELY BEYOND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS: THE IMPACT OF ADMISSION ORDER SET ADJUSTMENT ON INPATIENT LABORATORY ORDERING PRACTICES

Background: In an era where the cost of healthcare in the United States is rising at an unsustainable rate, promoting high value care has never been more important. As highlighted by the Society of Hospital [...]

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DRIVERS OF OVERUSE OF PANCREATIC ENZYME LAB TESTING AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: Decades-old clinical data and practice guidelines support the use of lipase over amylase in the workup and management of acute pancreatitis. Yet, laboratory testing for amylase continues to cost the Center for Medicare and [...]

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EARLY DISCHARGE FROM AN ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST SERVICE – MULTIPLE SUSTAINED INTERVENTIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS

Background: Earlier discharge time is an important satisfaction metric for patients, maximizes the utilization of hospital beds, and reduces waste and capacity issues in EDs /PACUs. Overall, early discharge represents high-value care and responsible stewardship [...]

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EFFECT OF ADMISSION LOCATION ON COST AND CLINICAL AND SAFETY OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS

Background: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious, acute complication of diabetes mellitus caused by a state of insulin deficiency requiring exogenous insulin administration.  Significant variation in intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates for DKA exists [...]

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EVALUATION OF TELEMETRY USE IN THE PATIENT AT RISK FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL

Background: Cardiac telemetry is frequently overused in the hospital. Our institution requires telemetry while patients are on the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) protocol, regardless of the presence or severity of alcohol withdrawal (AW).  Telemetry use [...]

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HOSPITALISTS BREAK WITH CONVENTION TO DRIVE DISCHARGE THROUGHPUT AND MAKING HUGE IMPACT

Background: We identified a number of quality, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction issues that all seemed to be linked to throughput challenges. We had trouble getting patients out of the hospital on discharge day, which [...]

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IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL ORDER IT…APPROPRIATELY: USE OF A TELEMETRY ORDER SET IMPROVES ADHERENCE TO EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Background: Inappropriate telemetry use has been associated with increased health care cost and unnecessary diagnostic procedures. For these reasons, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign promoted use of both American Heart Association (AHA) [...]

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OPTIMIZING LABORATORY TEST UTILIZATION IN LONG-TERM ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS

Background: Misuse of laboratory tests can be difficult to determine unless tests are clearly overused or repeated routinely. However, excessive testing of chronically critically ill patients treated in long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) can be [...]

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PHYSICIAN REIMBURSEMENT MODELS AND VALUE-BASED PAYMENTS: A SURVEY OF FACULTY AND TRAINEE KNOWLEDGE AND INTEREST

Background: Guiding health care delivery towards patient-centered value can be accelerated by reforming physician reimbursement. Recent legislation including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Affordable Care Act have created frameworks for value-based [...]

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