Communication

“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 [...]

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Collaboration is Key

Background: Hospital readmissions continue to remain prevalent despite their negative impact on patient outcomes and economic cost. One in five Medicare beneficiaries is expected to be readmitted within 30 days. As a result, strategies to [...]

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Comparison of Two Surveys Examining Satisfaction of Hospitalized Patients with Physician communication

Background: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommends against the use of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) for determining patient satisfaction with physicians, however, hospital administrators often use HCAHPS scores [...]

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EXPECTATIONS FOR PHYSICIAN COMMUNIATION WITH FAMILY/CAREGIVERS ABOUT GERIATRIC PATIENTS’ CARE DURING HOSPITALIZATION

Background: Elderly inpatients often require the support of family and informal caregivers at transitions and yet adequacy of communication between hospital physicians and members of the patient’s social support is poorly studied.Methods: Mixed methodology survey [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:43+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on EXPECTATIONS FOR PHYSICIAN COMMUNIATION WITH FAMILY/CAREGIVERS ABOUT GERIATRIC PATIENTS’ CARE DURING HOSPITALIZATION

GOALS OF CARE INFORMATION RARELY DOCUMENTED FOR CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS, EVEN AFTER A BRIEF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION

Background: Internal medicine residents face multiple barriers to participating in and documenting goals of care (GOC) meetings in the intensive care unit (ICU). Barriers include heavy workloads, need for urgent stabilization of critically ill patients, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on GOALS OF CARE INFORMATION RARELY DOCUMENTED FOR CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS, EVEN AFTER A BRIEF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION

IMPACT OF PHYSICIAN LED INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS ON PHYSICIAN-NURSE-PATIENT CONCORDANCE OF PLAN OF CARE

Background: Communication between patients, nurses and physicians is vital to patient care. Prior studies have shown that a substantial number of hospitalized patients do not understand their care plan and that physician-nurse co-location or time [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:06:44+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on IMPACT OF PHYSICIAN LED INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS ON PHYSICIAN-NURSE-PATIENT CONCORDANCE OF PLAN OF CARE

IMPROVING CARE TEAM COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Background: High volume communications to physicians for non-emergent issues can disrupt workflows and cause delays and inefficiencies. The frustration caused by unnecessary communication can also affect the job satisfaction of the Care Team. Physicians at [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IMPROVING CARE TEAM COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF PROVIDER BEDSIDE COMMUNICATION AND USE OF THE WHITEBOARD COMMUNICATION TOOL

Background: The use of whiteboards in the inpatient setting has become increasingly prevalent as a potentially effective tool for prevention of communication failures and improved multidisciplinary care. Provider and nursing surveys indicate that this tool [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF PROVIDER BEDSIDE COMMUNICATION AND USE OF THE WHITEBOARD COMMUNICATION TOOL

THE ABILITY OF PATIENTS TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THEIR HOSPITALIST AND THE IMPACT OF THIS FACTOR ON HOSPITALIST SCORES ON A PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY

Background: For several years, patient evaluations of their physician has been utilized as a metric to evaluate physician performance and now it has been included as a parameter utilized to calculate reimbursement. Despite the routine [...]

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THE EFFECT OF PATIENT GENDER ON PATIENT SCORES OF HOSPITALIST PERFORMANCE

Background: For several years, patient evaluations of their physician has been utilized as a metric to evaluate physician performance and now it has been included as a parameter utilized to calculate reimbursement. Despite the routine [...]

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The Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Based Patient Care in a Geographically Positioned Hospital Medicine Unit at a Large Academic Medical Center

Background: Multidisciplinary team-based care is a novel concept in hospital medicine where, healthcare team members representing multiple disciplines collaborate to develop patient care plans. Multiple published studies have shown that team-based care is associated with [...]

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USING A POSITIVE DEVIANCE FRAMEWORK TO INFORM PROVIDER-FAMILY COMMUNICATION ON GERIATRIC INPATIENT UNITS

Background: Family members often play a significant role in the care of geriatric patients during and after hospitalization. Both patients and families have expectations for communication with the provider team in the acute setting, but [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on USING A POSITIVE DEVIANCE FRAMEWORK TO INFORM PROVIDER-FAMILY COMMUNICATION ON GERIATRIC INPATIENT UNITS