Chest X ray

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Abstract Number: 452

REDUCING UNNECESSARY CHEST X-RAYS IN THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Background: Chest radiographs (CXRs) aid in the evaluation of clinical status and assess the placement of new lines and tubes in patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Despite studies documenting the safety of [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on REDUCING UNNECESSARY CHEST X-RAYS IN THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 204

EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE HEALTH CARE COST IN MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Background: The diagnostic yield and therapeutic consequences of daily routine chest x-rays are very low. Several studies show discontinuation of daily routine chest x-rays does not affect ICU length of stay, readmission rate, or hospital [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:23:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE HEALTH CARE COST IN MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT