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DAILY DRAWS: ARE THEY IN OUR VEINS? EDUCATION AND RESIDENT COMMUNICATION TO IMPROVE LAB ORDERING PRACTICES

Background: The Society of Hospital Medicine identified questioning the necessity of repeat labs in stable patients as a Choosing Wisely goal to improve overall value of care. Implications of unnecessary blood draws include over-testing, pain, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:45+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on DAILY DRAWS: ARE THEY IN OUR VEINS? EDUCATION AND RESIDENT COMMUNICATION TO IMPROVE LAB ORDERING PRACTICES

DISMANTLING A BARRIER TO MINDFUL LAB ORDERING: THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

Background: Unnecessary laboratory orders are a well-known contributor to healthcare cost. Our residents identified “fear of attending” as a barrier to more mindful lab ordering. This project focused on educating attending physicians on high-value care [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:11+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on DISMANTLING A BARRIER TO MINDFUL LAB ORDERING: THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

THE TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT: NON-COVERED HOSPITALIST TEAMS LAB ORDERING CULTURAL SHIFT

Background: A previous project targeting Medicine residents’ high-value care practices prompted evaluation of the non-resident hospitalist teams ordering practices. Would exposure to residents (receiving education on high-value care) translate to changes in attending physician ordering [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on THE TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT: NON-COVERED HOSPITALIST TEAMS LAB ORDERING CULTURAL SHIFT