Outcomes 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

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 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 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF METHODOLOGIES FOR THE REAL-TIME IDENTIFICATION OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE EXACERBATIONS OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by chronic, irreversible airway obstruction that can precipitate into acute exacerbations (AECOPD) of cough, dyspnea and sputum production, often requiring hospitalization. Hospital systems aiming [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:33+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF METHODOLOGIES FOR THE REAL-TIME IDENTIFICATION OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE EXACERBATIONS OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

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

AN INVESTIGATIVE BIOFIRE SPUTUM FILM ARRAY PANEL IMPROVES RAPID DIAGNOSTICS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA

Background: With standard diagnostic methods, the etiologic pathogen of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is detected in ≤ 50% hospitalized CAP patients. In our previous studies using a diagnostic “bundle”, we were able to detect etiologic [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Outcomes Research, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AN INVESTIGATIVE BIOFIRE SPUTUM FILM ARRAY PANEL IMPROVES RAPID DIAGNOSTICS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STEROID MODALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN ACUTE COPD EXACERBATIONS

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost with the greatest proportion incurred treating acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). While guidelines recommend oral steroids for the treatment of AECOPD, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Outcomes Research, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STEROID MODALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN ACUTE COPD EXACERBATIONS

ASSOCIATION OF RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION WITH CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS AND MORTALITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has been associated with incident cardiovascular events and mortality in observational studies, but the results have not been consistent. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we investigate the association of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on ASSOCIATION OF RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION WITH CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS AND MORTALITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

CHARACTERISTICS OF SYNCOPE ADMISSIONS AMONG HOSPITALS OF VARYING TEACHING INTENSITY

Background: Previous work suggests that hospitals’ teaching status is correlated with readmission rates, cost of care, and mortality. This research has focused on conditions closely tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on CHARACTERISTICS OF SYNCOPE ADMISSIONS AMONG HOSPITALS OF VARYING TEACHING INTENSITY

CHARACTERIZING AN ADMITTED PATIENT POPULATION WITH SUSPECTED INFECTION THROUGH CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

Background: Sepsis research is limited by heterogeneity and inaccuracy of patient identification. An ideal identification algorithm would broadly define a population with suspected infection to optimize discrimination and provide real-time identification of high-risk populations for [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:54:01+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on CHARACTERIZING AN ADMITTED PATIENT POPULATION WITH SUSPECTED INFECTION THROUGH CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

DEDICATED AMBULATOR-ASSISTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL OUTCOME MEASURES IN ELDERLY MEDICAL INPATIENTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Background: Lack of mobility in the inpatient hospital setting hastens functional decline in elderly patients and is associated with increased risk of complications such as falls, delirium, venous thromboembolism (VTE), and skin breakdown. These adverse [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:42+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on DEDICATED AMBULATOR-ASSISTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL OUTCOME MEASURES IN ELDERLY MEDICAL INPATIENTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR ACUTE-CARE HOSPITALS THROUGH USING BETRIXABAN FOR EXTENDED-DURATION VTE PROPHYLAXIS OVER 35-42 DAYS

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized medically ill patients is a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. About half of VTE events occur following discontinuation of standard-duration in-hospital prophylaxis and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR ACUTE-CARE HOSPITALS THROUGH USING BETRIXABAN FOR EXTENDED-DURATION VTE PROPHYLAXIS OVER 35-42 DAYS

EFFECT OF ASPIRIN USE ON THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF THE DIRECT ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS IN PATIENTS WITH NON-VALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Over 6 million people in the US have a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. Given the increased risk for stroke and systemic embolism, many patients are treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) to reduce their [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on EFFECT OF ASPIRIN USE ON THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF THE DIRECT ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS IN PATIENTS WITH NON-VALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

EVALUATING CHEST X-RAY ACCURACY FOR DETECTING RADIOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE COMPATIBLE WITH PNEUMONIA: STRATIFICATION OF THE RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION.

Background: Approximately one million people are hospitalized for pneumonia (PNA) every year resulting in approximately 50,000 deaths. The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society recommend that in addition to clinical features, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:52:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on EVALUATING CHEST X-RAY ACCURACY FOR DETECTING RADIOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE COMPATIBLE WITH PNEUMONIA: STRATIFICATION OF THE RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION.