A Randomized Trial of a Video-Based Educational Intervention on Adult-Oriented Health Care Transition (Hct) in the Hospitalized Adolescent and Young Adult (Aya)

Background: Despite the growing emphasis on high-quality HCT, there remains a paucity of evidence to guide inpatient providers in transitioning adolescents to adult medical care. An inter-professional team at our institution created a video incorporating [...]

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Constipation-Related Healthcare Utilization in Children Before and After Hospitalization for Constipation

Background: While constipation is largely addressed in the outpatient setting, children are sometimes hospitalized for this issue.  The impact of hospitalization for constipation on subsequent constipation-related healthcare utilization is poorly understood. Methods: First admissions for [...]

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Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions (Impact): Outcomes for Technology-Supported Patients

Background: The transition from hospital to home presents a safety risk to pediatric patients. Literature suggests the needs and outcomes of technology-supported patients (TSP) differ from other patients. Objective: To determine differences between TSP and [...]

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Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions (Impact): Outpatient Providers’ Perceptions of Hospitalist Handoff at Discharge

Background: To address safety risks with transitions from hospital to home, the IMPACT collaborative designed, tested and implemented the Pediatric Patient Centered Care Transition (PACT) Bundle. The bundle element “perfect” handoff (timely and complete) aimed [...]

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National Pediatric Bed Occupancy

Background: We previously reported an estimate of the national pediatric (ped) bed census that demonstrated a 4% loss of total med/surg/PICU beds from 2002 to 2011. A deeper look revealed -7% med/surg beds, +12% PICU [...]

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Pediatric Post Discharge Follow-Up Calls

Background: Post discharge (d/c) follow-up calls are utilized for many reasons: monitoring patient (pt) status, understanding of d/c instructions including medications and appointments, and satisfaction with hospital care. Adult data suggests such calls improve satisfaction [...]

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Pediatric to Adult-Oriented Health Care Transition(Hct) Preparedness Among Hospitalized Adolescents and Young Adults (Aya)

Background: Improved outcomes in pediatric to adult-oriented HCT especially for children with special health care needs (SHCN) are a national objective of Healthy People 2020, with only 40% of adolescents with SHCN currently meeting the [...]

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Recurring Orders for Laboratory Tests in Critically Ill Children Are Common, but Are They Necessary?

Background:  Healthcare delivery has become more expensive, with a portion of the elevated cost due to increased utilization of laboratory studies. The Choosing Wisely campaign is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine [...]

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Risk Factors for Overnight Desaturation Following Sedation for Non-Invasive Radiology Studies in Children with Sleep Apnea

Background: Children with sleep apnea are at increased risk for adverse respiratory events following surgical procedures involving the airway such as tonsillectomy. Risk following sedation for non-invasive procedures is unclear. The objective of this study [...]

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Scheduling Follow-Up Appointments Prior to Discharge: Analysis of Project Impact Pilot Data

Background: Project IMPACT (Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions) is a multi-center quality improvement collaborative aiming to improve hospital to home transitions. As part of this project, providers attempt to schedule follow-up visits prior to discharge [...]

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Variation in Physician Discharge Order Time at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Background: Hospital discharges early in the day help facilitate patient throughput and improve capacity.  A key step in the discharge process is the entry of the physician discharge order.  The degree of variation in physician [...]

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