ACCURACY OF THE SURPRISE QUESTION ON AN INPATIENT MEDICAL ONCOLOGY SERVICE

Background: Prognostication of survival in advanced cancer patients has been challenging and contributes to poor illness understanding. Disagreements among providers about prognosis occur and is a less studied phenomenon. We asked the Surprise Question (SQ), [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:06:52+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on ACCURACY OF THE SURPRISE QUESTION ON AN INPATIENT MEDICAL ONCOLOGY SERVICE

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

ENGAGING PATIENT & FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCILS (PFACS) IN INPATIENT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT & RESEARCH EFFORTS: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Background: Patient & Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) are groups of patients, family members and caregivers who meet regularly to share their experiences of healthcare or perspectives on a specific topic. Over 50% of acute care [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:12:42+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on ENGAGING PATIENT & FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCILS (PFACS) IN INPATIENT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT & RESEARCH EFFORTS: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES

FACTORS IMPACTING TIME TO ANTIBIOTIC ADMINISTRATION IN PATIENTS WITH SEPSIS: A SINGLE-CENTER STUDY OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD DATA

Background: Sepsis, which is life-threatening organ dysfunction occurring in response to systemic infection, is a frequently fatal syndrome for which early recognition and treatment are paramount. While there are some reports that female and black [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on FACTORS IMPACTING TIME TO ANTIBIOTIC ADMINISTRATION IN PATIENTS WITH SEPSIS: A SINGLE-CENTER STUDY OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD DATA

GEOGRAPHICALLY LOCALIZED MEDICINE HOUSE-STAFF TEAMS AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Background: In most hospitals, physicians provide care to patients across multiple units while nurses are often unit-based, resulting in team dispersion, and potentially impairing teamwork. Geographically localized care teams may demonstrate improved communication between team [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:46+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on GEOGRAPHICALLY LOCALIZED MEDICINE HOUSE-STAFF TEAMS AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE

IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL PHYSICIAN SCORECARD DECREASES BILLING VARIATION AMONG MEMBERS OF A UNIVERSITY-AFFILIATED PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL MEDICINE GROUP

Background: Few hospital medicine physicians receive formal instruction on coding for inpatient evaluation and management (E&M) services. When feedback on billing practice is provided, it tends to focus on coding accuracy relative to clinical documentation [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:55:37+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL PHYSICIAN SCORECARD DECREASES BILLING VARIATION AMONG MEMBERS OF A UNIVERSITY-AFFILIATED PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL MEDICINE GROUP

Non-Critical Care Telemetry Monitoring for Non-Cardiac Related Diagnoses: Are We Overdoing it?

Background: Telemetry is an essential tool for real-time monitoring of the heart rhythm and QRS morphology of a patient. American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association had published their respective practice standards for in-hospital [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:53+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Other, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Critical Care Telemetry Monitoring for Non-Cardiac Related Diagnoses: Are We Overdoing it?

PATIENT ISOLATION FOR INFECTION CONTROL AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Background: Hospitalized patients placed on contact, droplet, or respiratory isolation due to a carrier state or infection with resistant or highly communicable organisms report higher rates of anxiety and loneliness and have fewer physician encounters, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:24+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on PATIENT ISOLATION FOR INFECTION CONTROL AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE

REAL-WORLD TREATMENT OF LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS IN THE TELAVANCIN OBSERVATIONAL USE REGISTRY (TOUR™)

Background: TOUR™ is a multicenter study designed to characterize the real-world population characteristics and clinical outcomes associated with telavancin (TLV) use through retrospective medical chart review. Telavancin is a lipoglycopeptide antibacterial active against gram-positive pathogens, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on REAL-WORLD TREATMENT OF LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS IN THE TELAVANCIN OBSERVATIONAL USE REGISTRY (TOUR™)

ULTRASOUND-GUIDED BEDSIDE CORE NEEDLE BIOPSY – AN INPATIENT MEDICAL PROCEDURE TEAM’S EXPERIENCE

Background: Tissue pathology plays an integral role in the diagnosis of various conditions, especially malignancy. Traditionally biopsy procedures, including core needle biopsy (CNB), have been performed by specialists under imaging guidance. They are traditionally done [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:15:09+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on ULTRASOUND-GUIDED BEDSIDE CORE NEEDLE BIOPSY – AN INPATIENT MEDICAL PROCEDURE TEAM’S EXPERIENCE

UNDERSTANDING DIAGNOSTIC REASONING USING A CASE-BASED APPROACH

Background: While understanding the cognitive contributions to diagnosis has become important, few studies have aimed to understand physician diagnostic reasoning in real-time. Using a case-based approach, we sought to: (a) characterize differences in diagnostic reasoning [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:28+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on UNDERSTANDING DIAGNOSTIC REASONING USING A CASE-BASED APPROACH

UTILITY OF DIAGNOSTIC BONE BIOPSIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOMYELITIS THROUGH RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS: HOW GOLDEN IS THE GOLD STANDARD?

Background: Bone biopsy is considered the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis (OM), but few studies have investigated the extent to which it influences antimicrobial therapy in non-vertebral bones. The purpose of this [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:15+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on UTILITY OF DIAGNOSTIC BONE BIOPSIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOMYELITIS THROUGH RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS: HOW GOLDEN IS THE GOLD STANDARD?

YOU CAN’T HAVE IT ALL: THE EXPERIENCE OF ACADEMIC HOSPITALISTS DURING PREGNANCY, PARENTAL LEAVE, AND THE RETURN TO WORK

Background: Among Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) members, 40% are women, and most of them are assistant professors, which suggests that a significant proportion of hospitalists are women of childbearing age. The United States lags [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Other, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on YOU CAN’T HAVE IT ALL: THE EXPERIENCE OF ACADEMIC HOSPITALISTS DURING PREGNANCY, PARENTAL LEAVE, AND THE RETURN TO WORK