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ACCURACY AND IMPLICATIONS OF A HOSPITAL MEDICINE , EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND CRITICAL CARE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS TO TRIAGE TO THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Background: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are limited, so effective triage is important for resource utilization. However, inappropriate triage of critically ill patients to non ICU settings can lead to poor patient outcomes, as early [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:08:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on ACCURACY AND IMPLICATIONS OF A HOSPITAL MEDICINE , EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND CRITICAL CARE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS TO TRIAGE TO THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

An Intervention to Increase at Risk Patients’ Access to Geriatric and Palliative Care Services: Integrated Hospitalist and Specialist Care Rounds

Background: Palliative care and geriatrics in hospital medicine have an established positive impact on patient experience and outcomes, however, these specialist care services remain underutilized. Recognizing an opportunity to improve the appropriateness of inpatient consultation [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on An Intervention to Increase at Risk Patients’ Access to Geriatric and Palliative Care Services: Integrated Hospitalist and Specialist Care Rounds

Analysis of Code Status Discussions and Documentation among a Hospitalist Medicine Group

Background: Hospitalists have an increasing role in caring for patients with advanced illness. Due to time constraints, lack of experience and the sensitivity of the topic, it is challenging for Hospitalists to engage in adequate [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on Analysis of Code Status Discussions and Documentation among a Hospitalist Medicine Group

Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission

Background: Hospitalization is costly, associated with the potential for adverse medical events and may have deleterious health effects.  Hospitalist physicians are uniquely positioned to help patients avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.  Our attending-only hospitalist practice in a [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission

DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW TOOL TO ASSESS INPATIENT COMPLEXITY: THE PATIENT COMPLEXITY ASSESSMENT (PCA) SCORE

Background: In the primary care setting, up to one third of patients are categorized as complex, while this proportion is not well known in the hospital setting. By definition, complex patients demand more effort and/or [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:33+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW TOOL TO ASSESS INPATIENT COMPLEXITY: THE PATIENT COMPLEXITY ASSESSMENT (PCA) SCORE

EMERGENCIES IN DIALYSIS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM UTILIZATION IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE

Background: Medical Emergency Teams (METs) are utilized in an inpatient setting to identify patients who exhibit signs of clinical deterioration. Patients, family, or staff activate the team by calling a Code MET when there is [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:10+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on EMERGENCIES IN DIALYSIS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM UTILIZATION IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE

FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS

Background: Many end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients present with complaints related to missed or incomplete hemodialysis (HD). Inpatient HD units often are not credentialed for outpatient use which results in extra cost and consumes [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:13:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS

IMPROVING RESPIRATORY RATE MEASUREMENT ACCURACY IN THE HOSPITAL: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE

Background: Respiratory rate (RR) is a predictor of adverse outcomes and an integral component of many risk prediction scores for hospitalized adults. Despite its clinical value, RRs are often inaccurate and may lead to misclassification [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Quality Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IMPROVING RESPIRATORY RATE MEASUREMENT ACCURACY IN THE HOSPITAL: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE

LACK OF TRAINING DRIVES GAPS BETWEEN DESIRED USE, CURRENT USE, AND PERCEIVED COMPETENCE IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly recognized as an important adjunctive diagnostic tool in hospital medicine (HM). The incorporation of POCUS into clinical decision-making has been shown to increase the speed and accuracy of initial [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:09:09+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on LACK OF TRAINING DRIVES GAPS BETWEEN DESIRED USE, CURRENT USE, AND PERCEIVED COMPETENCE IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Mentorship and Faculty Development for Academic Hospitalists: A Replicable and Scalable Curriculum

Background: Mentorship is key to successful, satisfying, and engaging academic careers. Models for mentorship and faculty development exist, but are often resource-intensive and focused on achieving success in research. Establishing mentorship in hospital medicine has [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Education, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on Mentorship and Faculty Development for Academic Hospitalists: A Replicable and Scalable Curriculum

National Survey of Leaders of Academic Hospitalist Medicine Programs

Background: Hospital medicine is a growing field, including the subset of academic hospital medicine. Little is known about the characteristics of academic hospitalist programs, leadership, structure and faculty.Methods: A multifaceted survey was developed, piloted and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on National Survey of Leaders of Academic Hospitalist Medicine Programs

PATIENT PERCEPTION OF TIME SPENT BY PHYSICIAN AT BEDSIDE AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

Background: Understanding communication between providers and patients is key to providing patient-centered care. We sought to determine if patient’s perception of time spent by physician at bedside is associated with patient satisfaction with physician communication.Methods: [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PATIENT PERCEPTION OF TIME SPENT BY PHYSICIAN AT BEDSIDE AND PATIENT SATISFACTION