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Abstract Number: 457

BEHIND THE GOLDEN CURTAIN: THE EFFECTS OF SPENDING REPORTS ON AN INPATIENT MEDICINE SERVICE

Background: Providers are often frustrated by the lack of cost transparency in the US healthcare system. Studies aimed at assessing providers’ knowledge of medical costs generally show poor cost awareness. Pilot studies examining the effects [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:54-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on BEHIND THE GOLDEN CURTAIN: THE EFFECTS OF SPENDING REPORTS ON AN INPATIENT MEDICINE SERVICE

Abstract Number: 445

HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

Background: Increasing number of palliative care patients are cared for by hospitalists, but the value of hospitalist on end-of-life (EOL) care is scarcely reported. The study aims to evaluate the effect of hospitalist care on [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:36-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

Abstract Number: 184

COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its vasoocclusive sequela are significant causes of morbidity and mortality as well as acute care utilization throughout the United States, with an estimated 92,880 hospital admissions totaling $759 million [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:10-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 268

NEW INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT A FOR-PROFIT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IMPROVES MORTALITY WITHOUT INCREASING COST OR LENGTH OF STAY

Background: Opening new residency programs in community hospitals is one strategy to address physician shortage. Previous reports showed better outcomes in university based hospitals. However, less is known about teaching community hospitals. Disrupting well- established [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:59-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on NEW INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT A FOR-PROFIT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IMPROVES MORTALITY WITHOUT INCREASING COST OR LENGTH OF STAY

HM2018 Abstract Number: 152

A MACHINE-LEARNING PREDICTION MODEL FOR COST-RELATED MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE AMONG MEDICARE PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION

Background: Cost-related medication non-adherence (CRN) is a persistent and serious challenge among the elderly population in the US. For elderly patients with limited economic means at increased risk of hospitalization, CRN may elevate the risk [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:48-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on A MACHINE-LEARNING PREDICTION MODEL FOR COST-RELATED MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE AMONG MEDICARE PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION

HM2018 Abstract Number: 365

AN INNOVATIVE COST ANALYSIS METHOD FOR ROUTINE LABORATORY TESTS

Background: As hospitals are increasingly reimbursed for value-based care, quality improvement projects addressing overutilization of routine “daily labs” have become commonplace. Although there are many published studies of daily labs reduction initiatives, there is little [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:06-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on AN INNOVATIVE COST ANALYSIS METHOD FOR ROUTINE LABORATORY TESTS

HM2017 Abstract Number: 311

THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A HIGH VALUE CARE ROUNDING TOOL USING THE DELPHI METHOD

Background: In response to skyrocketing healthcare costs, providing high value care is an increasing priority for health care systems. Physicians are responsible for translating high value care (HVC) to the bedside, however there is a [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A HIGH VALUE CARE ROUNDING TOOL USING THE DELPHI METHOD

HM2017 Abstract Number: 288

CONSULTATION TO A CARDIOLOGIST PRIOR TO LOW RISK PROCEDURES SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES INPATIENT LENGTH OF STAY WITHOUT AFFECTING OUTCOMES

Background: The healthcare system in the United States is often times costly and inefficient. Some estimates suggest that 20-34% of healthcare dollars are spent ineffectively. Despite efforts such as the Choosing Wisely Campaign to limit [...]

By | 2017-04-25T22:22:44-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on CONSULTATION TO A CARDIOLOGIST PRIOR TO LOW RISK PROCEDURES SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES INPATIENT LENGTH OF STAY WITHOUT AFFECTING OUTCOMES

HM2017 Abstract Number: 302

EXPENSIVE FREE HOSPITALIZATIONS — A NOVEL APPROACH TO REDUCING OUTPATIENT MEDICATION COST

Background: Up to forty-five percent of Americans do not fill prescriptions secondary to cost. Medication non-adherence leads to morbidity and mortality (~$100-300B annually). The majority of physicians cannot price medications within 25% of cost. Our [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:08:47-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on EXPENSIVE FREE HOSPITALIZATIONS — A NOVEL APPROACH TO REDUCING OUTPATIENT MEDICATION COST

HM2016 Abstract Number: 372

Hospital Based Restrictive Blood Transfusion Program Proves to Be Effective in Reducing Healthcare Costs by Limiting Blood Product Usage

Background: It is known that blood product transfusions can be harmful to some patients and should be administered only in medically justified circumstances (Ferraris, et al. 2015). In keeping with current recommendations set forth by [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Hospital Based Restrictive Blood Transfusion Program Proves to Be Effective in Reducing Healthcare Costs by Limiting Blood Product Usage