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30-DAY HOSPITAL READMISSION IS A PREDICTOR OF HIGHER ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY FOR UP TO TWO YEARS

Background: Readmissions within 30 days of discharge is used as a quality metric for the care of hospitalized patients. However, its prognostic value for patient outcomes has not been examined. We hypothesized that patients who [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:04+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on 30-DAY HOSPITAL READMISSION IS A PREDICTOR OF HIGHER ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY FOR UP TO TWO YEARS

A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MORTALITY CASES AFTER INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFER

Background: Advancement of patient care can necessitate inter-hospital transfers to another facility. The inter-hospital transferring process can pose inherent risks to the patient due to the transition of care, as well as increase overall cost [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:26+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MORTALITY CASES AFTER INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFER

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

ASSOCIATION OF RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION WITH CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS AND MORTALITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has been associated with incident cardiovascular events and mortality in observational studies, but the results have not been consistent. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we investigate the association of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on ASSOCIATION OF RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION WITH CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS AND MORTALITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

CHARACTERIZING AN ADMITTED PATIENT POPULATION WITH SUSPECTED INFECTION THROUGH CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

Background: Sepsis research is limited by heterogeneity and inaccuracy of patient identification. An ideal identification algorithm would broadly define a population with suspected infection to optimize discrimination and provide real-time identification of high-risk populations for [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:54:01+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on CHARACTERIZING AN ADMITTED PATIENT POPULATION WITH SUSPECTED INFECTION THROUGH CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

Delayed Paracentesis and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis – No Increase in Mortality

Background: Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) is associated with high mortality.  A recent article[1] showed that, in the setting of SBP, delayed paracentesis was associated with increased mortality.  Because of the clinical ramifications of this association, [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Delayed Paracentesis and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis – No Increase in Mortality

DOES EARLY ENDOSCOPY IMPROVE MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE NON-VARICEAL GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING

Background: Initial management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) aims towards aggressive fluid resuscitation to maintain hemodynamic stability. Existing evidence regarding benefit of early endoscopy is unclear with some studies suggesting mortality benefits and some [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:15:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Consultative Medicine, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on DOES EARLY ENDOSCOPY IMPROVE MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE NON-VARICEAL GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING

FREQUENCY OF INPATIENT DEATHS DUE TO MEDICAL ERROR: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human in 1999, preventable inpatient deaths in the United States have been estimated as between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths annually. A more [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on FREQUENCY OF INPATIENT DEATHS DUE TO MEDICAL ERROR: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

HOSPITALIZATION OUTCOMES BETWEEN INTRA HEPATIC BILE DUCT CARCINOMA VERSUS EXTRA HEPATIC BILIARY CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

Background: Cholangiocarcinoma is an uncommon cancer with a very bad prognosis despite advances made in treatment. Location intrahepatic versus extrahepatic - determines surgical options. In our study, we examined variations in outcomes between patients admitted [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:36+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on HOSPITALIZATION OUTCOMES BETWEEN INTRA HEPATIC BILE DUCT CARCINOMA VERSUS EXTRA HEPATIC BILIARY CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

HYPERLIPIDEMIA PARADOX: HYPERLIPIDEMIA LOWERS THE RISK OF DEATH AND ATTENUATES THE MORTALITY RISK OF OTHER COMORBID CONDITIONS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE, AND PNEUMONIA

Background: Hyperlipidemia is a recognized risk factor for incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), and no such documented association with pneumonia. However, the influence of hyperlipidemia on long-term mortality after [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on HYPERLIPIDEMIA PARADOX: HYPERLIPIDEMIA LOWERS THE RISK OF DEATH AND ATTENUATES THE MORTALITY RISK OF OTHER COMORBID CONDITIONS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE, AND PNEUMONIA

Hypoglycemia As a Marker of Mortality in Non-Diabetic Hospitalized Patients

Background: Though previous studies have demonstrated that hypoglycemia is a risk factor for inpatient mortality among hospitalized patients, many clinicians may not be aware of the seriousness of this finding. The purpose of this study [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Hypoglycemia As a Marker of Mortality in Non-Diabetic Hospitalized Patients

Inverse Associations Between Hospital-Wide Readmission Rates and Mortality Measures at the Hospital Level

Background: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have sought to reduce readmissions through penalties applied to hospitals with readmission rates that are higher than expected, as calculated from models that use patient-level administrative [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Inverse Associations Between Hospital-Wide Readmission Rates and Mortality Measures at the Hospital Level

LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY AND DISCHARGE OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS-ASSOCIATED PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (HIV-PAH) IN THE UNITED STATES

Background: Though the advent of highly active anti-retroviral medications has improved survival in HIV infection, mortality from non-infectious complications such as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has increased. Also, studies have shown that PAH is the [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:58:04+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY AND DISCHARGE OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS-ASSOCIATED PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (HIV-PAH) IN THE UNITED STATES