Communication

Confidence and Perceived Barriers to Communication with Seriously Ill Patients and Their Families: A Survey of Hospitalists at Two Centers

Background: As generalist physicians on the frontlines of hospital care for seriously ill patients across the country, hospitalists are optimally positioned to lead discussions regarding serious illness. Little is known about hospitalists’ confidence in serious [...]

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Geographic Localization of Physicians Improves Perceptions of Teamwork

Background: Geographic localization of inpatient physician services to nursing units has been suggested to improve teamwork and patient safety among health care professionals, while perceived lack of collaboration has been associated with worse patient outcomes. [...]

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Got Sdm?: A Multimodal Intervention to Improve Shared Decision-Making During Inpatient Rounds on Medicine and Pediatric Services

Background: Shared decision-making (SDM) has been shown to be an important tool for improving patient engagement and health care outcomes. Despite the demonstrated value of SDM across disciplines, little is known about how to increase [...]

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Hospital Communication: Content and Frequency of Paging to Hospitalists

Background: Despite advances in communication technology, alphanumeric paging remains a mainstay of hospital communication. High paging volume can lead to disruptions in clinical work. In this study, we sought to evaluate both the frequency and [...]

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Increasing the Autonomy of Dietitians to Write Inpatient Diet and Tpn Orders: Perceptions Among Dietitians, Hospitalists and Residents

Background: In 2014, The Federal Register published part II of the centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; including a section related to food and dietetic services. It states that Registered dietitians (RDs) are the professionals who [...]

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The Association Between Hiv-Positive Patients’ Satisfaction with Communication During Hospitalization and 30-Day Hospital Readmission at a Multisite Hospital System

Background: Hospital readmissions among HIV positive patients are high, and reducing 30-day readmissions is a priority of health systems and payers. Improved communication in the hospital may help decrease readmissions. Our objective was to determine [...]

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Understanding Physician Workflow, Task Management, and Communication in the Era of Ehr Adoption

Background:   Academic medical centers are complex healthcare delivery systems that are quickly adopting electronic health records (EHR) nationwide while still using alpha-numeric paging for physicians-in-training raised with cell phones, texting, messaging, and newer technologies.  [...]

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