Oral Presentations

“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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Attendance Rates for Provider-Booked Post-Hospitalization Follow-Up Appointments

Background: Executing safe transitions of care for hospitalized patients is important because of the vulnerability of patients during this time period.  While hospital-based providers frequently schedule appointments on behalf of their patients prior to discharge, [...]

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Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission

Background: Hospitalization is costly, associated with the potential for adverse medical events and may have deleterious health effects.  Hospitalist physicians are uniquely positioned to help patients avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.  Our attending-only hospitalist practice in a [...]

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Driving Down Readmissions: Evaluation of an Inter-Professional Program to Reduce Readmissions After Copd

Background: Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD) is the third leading cause of readmissions and is now included in the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). Our institution developed an inter-professional program aimed [...]

By | 2016-03-04T15:13:02+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Driving Down Readmissions: Evaluation of an Inter-Professional Program to Reduce Readmissions After Copd

Hospitalist Empathy Is Associated with Decreased Patient Anxiety and Higher Ratings of Communication in Admission Encounters

Background: Experts identify empathic responses to patient expressions of negative emotion - such as anxiety, sadness, and anger - as a key component of patient-centered communication, yet evidence on the impact of empathy on patient-reported [...]

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Improving Pediatric Centered Care Transitions: Use of Teachback for Discharge Education Decreases Hospital Reulitization and Improves Parental Comfort and Understanding

Background: The Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions (IMPACT) Multi-site Quality Improvement Collaborative aims to improve discharge transitions by testing a patient-centered transition bundle. Teach-back is a core component. This is a well-established method of confirming [...]

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Relationship Between Hcahps 5-Star Rating of a Hospital and Teaching Status, Specialty Hospital Status and Presence of Emergency Department

Background: In April 2015, CMS released first ever star ratings on Hospital Compare related to patient satisfaction. Based on the HCAHPS survey scores, hospitals received scores between 1 and 5 on 12 domains, including a [...]

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Specialized Oral Nutrition Supplementation for Malnourished Older Hospitalized Patients

Background: Previous studies have shown that malnutrition, which is associated with increased medical complications in older patients, can be attenuated by providing oral nutritional supplements (ONS). This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of an ONS in [...]

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The Hospital Score Predicts 30-Day Potentially Avoidable Readmissions in Conditions Tracked by Cms

Background: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted the Readmissions Reduction Program to incentivize improvements in care transitions for patients with several common and serious illnesses, including heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, [...]

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Training Resident Physicians by Implementing Transition of Care Curriculum and Rotation Decreases the Gap in Physician to Physician Communication: A Study of Care Transitions

Background: Improper care transitions account for more than 12 billion dollars in estimated added health care costs.  In a prospective observational study performed at our institution to identify gaps in care transitions, only 37% of [...]

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TRANSFORMING MORTALITY REVIEW: DEBRIEFING FRONTLINE PROVIDERS IDENTIFIES MORE QUALITY OPPORTUNITIES THAN ELECTRONIC PROVIDER SURVEYS

Background: Structured mortality review can help identify care issues and focus quality efforts, but existing methods have limitations. In the Department of Medicine at UCLA, we developed a novel in-person, near real-time, interdisciplinary rapid mortality [...]

By | 2017-04-20T14:11:24+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on TRANSFORMING MORTALITY REVIEW: DEBRIEFING FRONTLINE PROVIDERS IDENTIFIES MORE QUALITY OPPORTUNITIES THAN ELECTRONIC PROVIDER SURVEYS