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A COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND PNEUMONIA AMONG TEACHING AND NONTEACHING SERVICES

Background:   Congestive heart failure (CHF) and pneumonia are amongst the leading causes of hospitalization in the United States.  Although a growing number of hospitals use both teaching and nonteaching hospitalist services for patient care, [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:12:08+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND PNEUMONIA AMONG TEACHING AND NONTEACHING SERVICES

A SEPSIS ALERT SYSTEM WITH EARLY INTERVENTION BY A HOSPITALIST RAPID RESPONSE PROVIDER REDUCES MORTALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN THE SEPSIS POPULATION

Background: Sepsis is a leading cause of death in US hospitals, and is a major contributor to hospital mortality and length of stay. Much has been done in hospitals nationwide to identify and treat sepsis [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A SEPSIS ALERT SYSTEM WITH EARLY INTERVENTION BY A HOSPITALIST RAPID RESPONSE PROVIDER REDUCES MORTALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN THE SEPSIS POPULATION

ACCOUNTABLE CARE UNIT: AN INPATIENT STRUCTURE FOR SUSTAINED IMPROVEMENT

Background: Financial incentives motivate hospitals to focus on improving patient experience, quality indicators, and efficiency metrics. Efforts to geographically staff hospitalists have renewed the focus on quality improvement efforts at the inpatient unit level. However, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ACCOUNTABLE CARE UNIT: AN INPATIENT STRUCTURE FOR SUSTAINED IMPROVEMENT

Acute Efficacy and Safety of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (Zs-9) in Patients with Moderate or Severe Hyperkalemia: A Pooled Analysis from Two Phase 3 Trials

Background:   Hyperkalemia (HK; serum K+ ≥5.0mEq/L) is a common electrolyte imbalance, associated with an increase in all-cause mortality and hospitalization.  Moderate to severe HK (K + levels ≥5.5mEq/L) is often managed in the emergency [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Other, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Acute Efficacy and Safety of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (Zs-9) in Patients with Moderate or Severe Hyperkalemia: A Pooled Analysis from Two Phase 3 Trials

ANALYSIS OF UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL BLEED AND WEEKEND EFFECT ON LENGTH OF STAY IN A TERTIARY REFERRAL ACADEMIC HOSPITAL

Background: The “weekend effect” is a term to define worse outcomes among patients that present to the hospital on weekends. For upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB) some of these outcomes include increased mortality and increased length [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:44+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on ANALYSIS OF UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL BLEED AND WEEKEND EFFECT ON LENGTH OF STAY IN A TERTIARY REFERRAL ACADEMIC HOSPITAL

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STEROID MODALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN ACUTE COPD EXACERBATIONS

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost with the greatest proportion incurred treating acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). While guidelines recommend oral steroids for the treatment of AECOPD, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Outcomes Research, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STEROID MODALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN ACUTE COPD EXACERBATIONS

ASSOCIATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION WITH IN-HOSPITAL OUTCOMES AND 30-DAY READMISSION RATE FOLLOWING HOSPITALIZATION FOR SEPSIS IN THE ELDERLY PATIENTS

Background: The annual incidence of sepsis is about 1.7 million in the United States and about 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis each year. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia seen in [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:49+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on ASSOCIATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION WITH IN-HOSPITAL OUTCOMES AND 30-DAY READMISSION RATE FOLLOWING HOSPITALIZATION FOR SEPSIS IN THE ELDERLY PATIENTS

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN TELEMETRY USE AND MORTALITY RISK, HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY AND READMISSION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANAYSIS OF 765 PATIENTS

Background: Advancements in technology have expanded accessibility to telemetry via remote monitoring and resulted in increased application in hospitalized patients. The American Heart Association (AHA) telemetry guidelines restrict use to patients with sepsis, severe electrolyte [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:20:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN TELEMETRY USE AND MORTALITY RISK, HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY AND READMISSION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANAYSIS OF 765 PATIENTS

BATTLING HOSPITAL DELIRIUM: A STANDARDIZED INTERDISCIPLINARY MODEL FOR THE TREATMENT OF HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED DELIRIUM.

Background: The prevalence of delirium among hospitalized patients ranges up to 56% and results in increased hospital mortality and duration of hospitalization. Symptoms of delirium may be subtle in early stages and may present clinically [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:07:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on BATTLING HOSPITAL DELIRIUM: A STANDARDIZED INTERDISCIPLINARY MODEL FOR THE TREATMENT OF HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED DELIRIUM.

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+00:00 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

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+00:00 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

CREATING A PLATFORM FOR DISCHARGE PLANNING WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMMUNICATION

Background: Discharge delays occur because of inconsistent communication among all clinicians and providers. Inefficient utilization of resources also contributes to delays. Effective communication among the patient care team is a foundation of creating an effective [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:11+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on CREATING A PLATFORM FOR DISCHARGE PLANNING WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMMUNICATION

DECREASING ADMISSIONS, READMISSIONS AND LENGTH OF STAY WHILE IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME

Background: There were nearly 33,000 admissions to Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals for alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in fiscal year 2017. Symptom-triggered management is the standard of care and, when employed effectively, the number of [...]

By | 2019-03-12T15:33:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Plenary Presentations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on DECREASING ADMISSIONS, READMISSIONS AND LENGTH OF STAY WHILE IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME