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Breaking the Cycle: A Successful Inpatient Based Intervention for Hospital High Utilizers

Background: Patients recurrently admitted to the hospital frequently experience fragmentation of care and poor health outcomes, with discontinuity between hospital admissions resulting in unnecessary testing, ineffective or inconsistent treatment plans, patient/provider frustration, and inability to [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:52:47+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on Breaking the Cycle: A Successful Inpatient Based Intervention for Hospital High Utilizers

PRECISION ‘MEDICINE’: AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH TO THE HIGHEST UTILIZERS OF HOSPITAL-BASED CARE

Background: Nationally, a minority of patients with complex medical and psychosocial needs consume a disproportionate amount of healthcare. In the U.S. in 2015, the top 1% of the population accounted for 23% of all healthcare [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:13+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on PRECISION ‘MEDICINE’: AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH TO THE HIGHEST UTILIZERS OF HOSPITAL-BASED CARE

USING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES TO REDUCE HEART FAILURE READMISSIONS

Background: Heart failure (HF) is one of the most common discharge diagnoses for Medicare beneficiaries. As part of the Affordable Care Act, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiated the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:12+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on USING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES TO REDUCE HEART FAILURE READMISSIONS