Research Abstracts

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“Communicating Wisely”: Design, Implementation and Outcomes of an Email-Based Care Transitions Bundle

Background: Patient care increasingly involves collaborative, team-based approaches in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Optimal transitions of care between the community and the hospital require bidirectional communication and collaboration. This presentation describes a structured, multidisciplinary [...]

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“Early Career Hospitalists Should Be Able To…”: Identifying Clinical Hospital Medicine Competencies to Inform Faculty Development and Evaluation

Background: Medical schools and residency programs have competency and milestone-based frameworks to assess trainees. A parallel framework does not exist for the assessment of hospital medicine fellows and faculty in their initial years of practice. [...]

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“Getting Ahold of a Physician Is Kind of a Fruitless Effort…we Don’t Get Call Backs Frequently”: Home Health Care Nurse Perspectives on Care Coordination for Recently Discharged Patients

Background: In 2012, nearly one-third of older adults (>65 years) with Medicare discharged to home after hospitalization were referred for home health care (HHC) services. Care coordination between healthcare settings is frequently inadequate. We sought [...]

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“The Same Thing I Did at Home, but It’s Only Here.” a Qualitative Study of Hospital Experiences of Patients with Chronic Pain

Background: Pain remains a major concern for medically hospitalized adults, and pain treatment is a focus of hospital quality reporting and improvement efforts. Pharmacologic treatment during hospitalization for acute pain and cancer pain rest on [...]

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“Who Consults Us and Why?”: A Multi-Institutional Evaluation of the Medicine Consult/co-Management Service

Background: Consultative medicine has been identified as a core part of internal medicine (IM) resident education by providing the opportunity for residents to care for the non-medical patient. In the early 1980s, two separate academic [...]

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30-Day Readmission Rate for Patients Discharged with Sickle Cell Crisis: An Analysis of 369,103 Admissions

Background: Sickle cell crisis is a acute medical emergency, which may require management in the ICU. Sickle cell anemias are remarkable in their clinical heterogeneity. Some people remain asymptomatic in their adult life, whereas others [...]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teaching Hospitalists

Background: Teaching Hospitalists provide a large proportion of clinical medical education for Internal Medicine Residents with varying levels of training and success.  We sought to identify common habits of highly rated teaching hospitalists in preparation [...]

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A Burden Without Benefit? The Predictive Accuracy of Inpatient Telemetry Alarms for Ward Patient Outcomes

Background: Previous studies examining continuous patient monitoring in the ICU and emergency department suggest that substantial telemetry alarm burden combined with a high proportion of false positive alerts may jeopardize patient outcomes. Currently, little is [...]

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A Comparison of Day Vs. Night In-Patient Cardiopulmonary Arrest Outcomes in a Large Academic Hospital

Background: Code Blues, or in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrests, are high intensity, often fatal events occurring frequently within the hospital. National data reviews estimate that survival to discharge following an in-hospital cardiac event is about 24.4%. Further [...]

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A Comparison of Occlusion Rates in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters and Other Intravenous Devices: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are increasingly used in the care of hospitalized patients. While major complications such as venous thromboembolism and central line-associated bloodstream infection related to PICCs have been well reported, comparatively [...]

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A National Assessment of Shift Handoff Characteristics and Their Association with Program Director Satisfaction and Hospitalized Patient Experience Scores

Background: Inpatient handoffs have been recognized as a vulnerable time during a patient’s hospitalization and are widely associated with adverse events and near misses. A variety of strategies have been implemented in order to improve [...]

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A National Survey Evaluating Early Discharge Initiatives at Academic Medical Centers

Background: Making the hospital discharge process faster and more predictable may help improve patient flow, reduce delays in admitting new patients, and increase hospital capacity. Some hospitals have implemented initiatives to promote timelier discharges as [...]

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A Qualitative Study Exploring Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing an Inpatient Acupuncture Service for Pain and Symptom Management

Background: Acupuncture offers an inexpensive and safe method for symptom relief and is widely used in the outpatient setting. Given the increased focus on pain control, safety and cost awareness in the inpatient setting, acupuncture is [...]

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A Quality Improvement Project to Increase the Rate of Age Appropriate Dxa Screening for Female Patients in a Harris Health Internal Medicine Resident Clinic

Background: Osteoporosis is common and carries a significant burden of morbidity and mortality. Early pharmacologic therapy for osteoporosis can reduce osteoporotic fractures. Thus, the USPSTF recommends dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) screening for osteoporosis in [...]

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