Research

‘SOMETIMES THEY ARE JUST SCARED:’ A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING NURSE PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Few studies have demonstrated effective hospital mobility programs, despite the overwhelming evidence that hospital mobility leads to better patient outcomes. The objective of this study was to explore factors that contribute to whether or [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on ‘SOMETIMES THEY ARE JUST SCARED:’ A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING NURSE PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

‘WHAT’S IN A NAME?’ A HOSPITALIST BY ANY OTHER NAME DOESN’T SMELL AS SWEET

Background: Patients are frequently unable to identify their primary hospitalist in the complex hospital environment. Patients may have multiple primary inpatient physicians due to handoffs, may be seen by multiple specialists, and may see housestaff [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:06:28+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on ‘WHAT’S IN A NAME?’ A HOSPITALIST BY ANY OTHER NAME DOESN’T SMELL AS SWEET

“WHATEVER IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, THAT IS WHAT MOTIVATES YOU:” A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING IN-PATIENT PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY

Background: Research suggests that ambulation in hospital settings can help prevent functional decline in patients. Early ambulation also contributes to better patient outcomes and decreased length of stay. The purpose of this study is to [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on “WHATEVER IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, THAT IS WHAT MOTIVATES YOU:” A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING IN-PATIENT PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY

#JHMCHAT: A TWITTER-BASED JOURNAL CLUB TO IMPROVE RESEARCH DISSEMINATION AND ENGAGEMENT AMONG HOSPITALISTS

Background: Physicians are increasingly using the social media outlet, Twitter, as a medium to connect and engage. Specifically, Twitter-based journal clubs have created a space for clinicians, educators and researchers to disseminate and discuss recent [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on #JHMCHAT: A TWITTER-BASED JOURNAL CLUB TO IMPROVE RESEARCH DISSEMINATION AND ENGAGEMENT AMONG HOSPITALISTS

5 YEAR MORTALITY AND CATEGORIZATION OF FREQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Patients who are frequently admitted to Medicine inpatient services comprise a distinct subset of readmitted patients about whom not much is known. A prior study collected data on characteristics of 153 frequently hospitalized patients. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on 5 YEAR MORTALITY AND CATEGORIZATION OF FREQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

A CHARACTERIZATION OF RESIDENT WORK ROUNDS IN THE UNITED STATES

Background: Resident work rounds (RWR) serve as the venue for team-based patient interaction, subsequent patient care planning, and education through didactics and observation. However, the expectations of RWR are unclear; do residents continue to see [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:02+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on A CHARACTERIZATION OF RESIDENT WORK ROUNDS IN THE UNITED STATES

A DATA MINING APPROACH TO DETECTING MEDICATION ORDER NEAR MISSES ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRONIC ORDER SETS

Background: Adverse drug events (ADEs) are responsible for up to 770,000 inpatient injuries and deaths annually in the United States, most of which are from prescribing errors. Electronic order sets are designed to improve quality [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:29+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Patient Safety, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A DATA MINING APPROACH TO DETECTING MEDICATION ORDER NEAR MISSES ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRONIC ORDER SETS

A FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF SKIN INFECTIONS IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

Background: Patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at a higher risk of infection compared to their healthy counterparts. This retrospective chart review aimed to elucidate the incidence and etiology of skin [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:32+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on A FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF SKIN INFECTIONS IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

A HYPOTENSION GROUP OBSERVED STANDARDIZED CLINICAL ENCOUNTER: ESTABLISHING A CULTURE OF PATIENT SAFETY FOR NEW INTERNS

Background: Incoming interns must understand the specific culture of safety at their new institution as well as processes that they are expected to know on day 1 of residency. As part of an immersive half-day [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:56+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on A HYPOTENSION GROUP OBSERVED STANDARDIZED CLINICAL ENCOUNTER: ESTABLISHING A CULTURE OF PATIENT SAFETY FOR NEW INTERNS

A MACHINE-LEARNING PREDICTION MODEL FOR COST-RELATED MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE AMONG MEDICARE PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION

Background: Cost-related medication non-adherence (CRN) is a persistent and serious challenge among the elderly population in the US. For elderly patients with limited economic means at increased risk of hospitalization, CRN may elevate the risk [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on A MACHINE-LEARNING PREDICTION MODEL FOR COST-RELATED MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE AMONG MEDICARE PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION

A MULTI-CENTER STUDY OF PRE-OPERATIVE NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC TESTING IN OLDER PATIENTS WITH HIP FRACTURE

Background: Current guidelines for the use pre-operative non-invasive cardiac testing, especially in older patients with multi-morbidity and poor functional capacity are unclear. Our study aimed to evaluate the use of nuclear stress test (NST) and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:01+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Perioperative, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A MULTI-CENTER STUDY OF PRE-OPERATIVE NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC TESTING IN OLDER PATIENTS WITH HIP FRACTURE

A Novel Curriculum For Hospitalist Faculty In Providing Care To Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients

Background: According to the CDC, at least 300,000 people older than 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures annually. Society of Hospital Medicine recognizes geriatric care as one of the core competencies, and hospitalists frequently provide [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:52:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on A Novel Curriculum For Hospitalist Faculty In Providing Care To Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients

A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERVENTION: A HIGH-VALUE APPROACH TO HEPARIN-INDUCED THROMBOCYTOPENIA

Background: Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an antibody-mediated pro-thrombotic disorder which occurs after exposure to heparin product. Diagnosis of HIT type II is rather challenging as affected individual often has other causes of thrombocytopenia and a [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Quality Improvement, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERVENTION: A HIGH-VALUE APPROACH TO HEPARIN-INDUCED THROMBOCYTOPENIA

A Retrospective Study on the Effect of Inpatient Diabetes Self-Management Support on 30-day Re-admission Rates

Background: The high prevalence of diabetes makes it a common co-morbid condition in hospitalized patients. Healthcare systems have increasingly focused on 30-day readmission rates to improve quality and reduce costs. Readmission rates for patients with [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:15:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on A Retrospective Study on the Effect of Inpatient Diabetes Self-Management Support on 30-day Re-admission Rates