Over-Utilization

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CHOOSING WISELY: “INPATIENT THYROID FUNCTION TESTING – A COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS”

Background: In the US, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is the 4th most commonly ordered laboratory test with thyroxine measurement being the 10th commonest. In 2016, Medicare alone spent $482 million on 21.5 million performed TSH [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:43:29+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on CHOOSING WISELY: “INPATIENT THYROID FUNCTION TESTING – A COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS”

Impact of Hospitalist Workload on Utilization of Imaging and Consultations

Background: Hospital medicine is a maturing field that increasingly focuses on providing high value patient care. A key question in the value equation is how different patient census sizes impact care. Our recent research showed [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Plenary Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Impact of Hospitalist Workload on Utilization of Imaging and Consultations

THE PREVALENCE OF TREATING ASYMPTOMATIC ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE WITH INTRAVENOUS ANTIHYPERTENSIVES ON THE GENERAL MEDICINE WARDS: A POTENTIAL TARGET FOR A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERVENTION

Background: Elevated blood pressure (BP) is common among hospitalized patients, with prevalence estimates between 50-70%. Many factors may contribute to this, such as pain, nausea, anxiety, or volume overload. However, true hypertensive emergency requiring rapid [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on THE PREVALENCE OF TREATING ASYMPTOMATIC ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE WITH INTRAVENOUS ANTIHYPERTENSIVES ON THE GENERAL MEDICINE WARDS: A POTENTIAL TARGET FOR A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERVENTION

USING A DECISION-SUPPORT TOOL TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE AWARENESS OF UNNECESSARY TELEMETRY AND URINARY CATHETERS

Background: The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Choosing Wisely guidelines recommend regular assessment of inpatients’ need for urinary catheters and telemetry monitoring. Since studies suggest clinicians are not aware which patients have an indwelling catheter or [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:16:52+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on USING A DECISION-SUPPORT TOOL TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE AWARENESS OF UNNECESSARY TELEMETRY AND URINARY CATHETERS