Finalist Posters

AIMING TO IMPROVE READMISSIONS THROUGH INTEGRATED HOSPITAL TRANSITIONS (AIRTIGHT): A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Background: Despite years of intense focus, inpatient and observation readmission rates remain high and largely unchanged. Little robust evidence exists to guide hospitals in the selection of interventions effective at reducing 30 day readmissions in [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on AIMING TO IMPROVE READMISSIONS THROUGH INTEGRATED HOSPITAL TRANSITIONS (AIRTIGHT): A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Changing the Culture Around Cultures (and more): Choosing Wisely for Uncomplicated Cellulitis and Abscess in the Hospital

Background: Skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) is a common pediatric diagnosis with substantial economic cost. SSTIs vary in severity and clinical presentation. Providers often fear missing serious systemic infection, causing potential overtesting. However, recent [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on Changing the Culture Around Cultures (and more): Choosing Wisely for Uncomplicated Cellulitis and Abscess in the Hospital

COMPARISON OF RISK CALCULATORS IN PREDICTING POSTOPERATIVE CARDIAC COMPLICATIONS IN THE GERIATRIC POPULATION

Background: The 2014 ACC/AHA Perioperative Guidelines suggest using the Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI), myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest (MICA), or American College of Surgeons (ACS)-NSQIP calculators for combined patient-surgical risk assessment. Alrezk and colleagues [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Perioperative, Research|Comments Off on COMPARISON OF RISK CALCULATORS IN PREDICTING POSTOPERATIVE CARDIAC COMPLICATIONS IN THE GERIATRIC POPULATION

Depression, and Burnout among Medical Students – 6 Year longitudinal Single Institution Study

Background: While medical school experience could be very rewarding, it is also known to be unusually stressful to many future physicians. Previous cross sectional studies have shown that symptoms of depression and burnout are higher [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:07+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on Depression, and Burnout among Medical Students – 6 Year longitudinal Single Institution Study

Duke Hospital Medicine Academic Engagement Improvement Project

Background: Many academic hospital medicine programs have reached a critical transition point as they attempt to sustain and develop growth in their non-clinical, academic missions. To meet increasing clinical needs, the Duke Hospital Medicine Program [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:07+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Other, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Duke Hospital Medicine Academic Engagement Improvement Project

HOSPITALIST DIRECTED TRANSFERS IMPROVE EMERGENCY ROOM LENGTH OF STAY

Background: Emergency room (ER) crowding remains a widespread problem. Hospitalist led transfers for stable patients may be one intervention to improve patient flow and ER overcrowding. There are no prior studies assessing the impact of [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Quality Improvement, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST DIRECTED TRANSFERS IMPROVE EMERGENCY ROOM LENGTH OF STAY

PREDICTORS OF OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS UNDERGOING INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFER (IHT)

Background: Inter-hospital transfer (IHT, the transfer of patients between hospitals) exposes patients to risks of discontinuity of care. To identify aspects of the transfer process that increase risk, we examined the impact of select transfer [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on PREDICTORS OF OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS UNDERGOING INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFER (IHT)

READMISSION AND MORTALITY TRENDS AFTER THE MEDICARE HOSPITAL READMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM AT PENALIZED AND NON-PENALIZED HOSPITALS

Background: Higher rates of 30-day readmissions are associated with lower quality hospital care, and readmissions may put patients at risk for worse health outcomes including death. Historically, 20% of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries were readmitted within [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on READMISSION AND MORTALITY TRENDS AFTER THE MEDICARE HOSPITAL READMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM AT PENALIZED AND NON-PENALIZED HOSPITALS

THE EFFECT OF BEDSIDE ROUNDS ON PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Bedside rounds (BR) have been proposed as an ideal method to promote patient-centered hospital care. However, their effect on patient-centered outcomes is unclear. Our objective was to determine whether BR, when compared to other [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on THE EFFECT OF BEDSIDE ROUNDS ON PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS