Older Adults

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ACCELEROMETER MEASURED HOSPITAL ACTIVITY AND THE ASSOCIATION WITH HOSPITAL ACQUIRED DISABILITY IN OLDER ADULTS

Background: Hospital-acquired disability (HAD) is common, and a key contributor to this process is low hospital physical activity. This study examines whether objective measures of hospital physical activity from wearable accelerometers can be used to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:20+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on ACCELEROMETER MEASURED HOSPITAL ACTIVITY AND THE ASSOCIATION WITH HOSPITAL ACQUIRED DISABILITY IN OLDER ADULTS

EFFECTS OF COMPREHENSIVE CARE PHYSICIANS ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE, OUTCOMES AND HOSPITALIZATION: PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Background: Coordination of inpatient and outpatient care is an important challenge in improving population health but evidence examining the effectiveness of existing care coordination programs is mixed. The Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Program at the [...]

By | 2019-04-17T09:36:53+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Oral Presentations, Outcomes Research, Research, Winner, Research|Comments Off on EFFECTS OF COMPREHENSIVE CARE PHYSICIANS ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE, OUTCOMES AND HOSPITALIZATION: PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Is objective mobility data associated with pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use among hospitalized older adults?

Background: Clinical practice guidelines state that mobility is supposed to play an important role in determining use and duration of pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis. This study examines whether measured mobility levels relate to pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on Is objective mobility data associated with pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use among hospitalized older adults?

PRESENTATION OF PNEUMONIA IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS AND ASSOCIATED IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY.

Background: Pneumonia (PNA) is the fourth most common diagnosis for hospital admissions in the United States. Although the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) defines PNA as requiring specific clinical features (cough, fever, sputum production [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PRESENTATION OF PNEUMONIA IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS AND ASSOCIATED IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY.