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Abstract Number: 283

“LESS IS MORE WHEN MORE IS TOO MUCH”: REDUCTION OF UNNECESSARY LAB ORDERS ON INPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES

Background: The practice of routinely ordering daily labs not based on clinical indication on patients in the hospital is a wasteful clinical practice. Routine daily labs can also lead to patient harm by causing pain [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:40+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on “LESS IS MORE WHEN MORE IS TOO MUCH”: REDUCTION OF UNNECESSARY LAB ORDERS ON INPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES

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+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on AN INNOVATIVE COST ANALYSIS METHOD FOR ROUTINE LABORATORY TESTS

HM2016 Abstract Number: 197

Reducing Routine Blood Draws

Background:   In line with the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Choosing Wisely® initiative, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recommends not performing repetitive complete blood count (CBC) and chemistry (CHEM7) testing in the face of clinical and lab stability.  [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Reducing Routine Blood Draws