“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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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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Acute Efficacy and Safety of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (Zs-9) in Patients with Moderate or Severe Hyperkalemia: A Pooled Analysis from Two Phase 3 Trials

Background:   Hyperkalemia (HK; serum K+ ≥5.0mEq/L) is a common electrolyte imbalance, associated with an increase in all-cause mortality and hospitalization.  Moderate to severe HK (K + levels ≥5.5mEq/L) is often managed in the emergency [...]

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Anthropometric Measurements in Stroke Patients with Low Chads2 Score: Is It Really Significant?

Background: The CHADS2 score is widely used risk stratification model for stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The impact of height and other anthropometric measurements on the risk of stroke in patients with low [...]

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Association Between Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Background: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is underdiagnosed in patients with heart disease, however, there has been controversy surrounding whether it is a cardiovascular risk factor or not. To determine the prognostic significance of SCH in Heart [...]

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Direct Cost and the Correlation with Patient Satisfaction

Patient Satisfaction Correlates with Direct Cost per Case for Hospitals Andre D. Kumar MD, Monisha Shah MPH, and Lisa Shieh MD, PhD 1Department of Medicine, Stanford University Healthcare, Stanford, CA 94301 Background: Patient satisfaction scores are directly [...]

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Effect of Access on 30 Day All Cause Readmission

Background: Reducing readmission rates may only be successfully realized if all factors that influence readmissions are thoughtfully considered. Beyond medical elements, nontraditional risk factors such as social and environmental variables may be associated with a [...]

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Factors Associated with a Delay for Tuberculosis Isolation in Japanese Acute Care Hospital

Background: Japan has the high incidence of tuberculosis with the rapid population aging in developed county. In acute care hospital, delaying in respiratory isolation for tuberculosis can cause serious hospital-acquired infections and subsequent delay in [...]

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Linked Dnr and Dni Orders and Factors Associated with Intubation: A Retrospective Chart Review at an Urban Tertiary Care Center

Background: Code status discussions often link do-not-intubate (DNI) orders with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, although cardiac arrest accounts for less than 2% of endotracheal intubations. Furthermore, in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with worse outcomes than [...]

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Liver Imaging After Successful Treatment in Hcv-Infected Patients with Cirrhosis

Background: Patients with cirrhosis and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who have achieved sustained virologic response (SVR) currently undergo indefinite imaging every 6-12 months to screen for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although current research shows there [...]

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Patient Recruitment Experience for Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Continuity of Care for Patients at Increased Risk for Hospitalization

Background: Patient recruitment for randomized clinical trials is often challenging, especially when the alternatives being studied may require significant changes or have large consequences for the patient. We describe our experience recruiting patients for a [...]

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Prevalence and Predictors of Non-Adherence to Breast Cancer Screening: Perspective and Preferences of Hospitalized Women

Background: Disparities in screening mammography use persist among low-income women, even those who are insured, despite the proven mortality benefit. We evaluated the prevalence of breast cancer screening non-adherence among hospitalized women and their receptivity [...]

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Preventing Venous Thromboembolism: Is This an Achievable Outcome Measure?

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a well-known complication in patients who are hospitalized. It is a recommendation of the Joint Commission to prescribe prophylactic anticoagulation to prevent VTE, as prophylaxis is estimated to reduce the [...]

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