Palliative Care

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5 YEAR MORTALITY AND CATEGORIZATION OF FREQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Patients who are frequently admitted to Medicine inpatient services comprise a distinct subset of readmitted patients about whom not much is known. A prior study collected data on characteristics of 153 frequently hospitalized patients. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on 5 YEAR MORTALITY AND CATEGORIZATION OF FREQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

ACCURACY OF THE SURPRISE QUESTION ON AN INPATIENT MEDICAL ONCOLOGY SERVICE

Background: Prognostication of survival in advanced cancer patients has been challenging and contributes to poor illness understanding. Disagreements among providers about prognosis occur and is a less studied phenomenon. We asked the Surprise Question (SQ), [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:06:52+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Other, Research|Comments Off on ACCURACY OF THE SURPRISE QUESTION ON AN INPATIENT MEDICAL ONCOLOGY SERVICE

BRIDGING SCLERODERMA PATIENTS TO PALLIATIVE CARE: ASSESSING PAIN IN RHEUMATOLOGY CLINIC

Background: Chronic pain is a healthcare problem that significantly affects the physical and mental health of patients and impact their quality of life. It can complicate many disorders and represents a common symptom of rheumatologic [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on BRIDGING SCLERODERMA PATIENTS TO PALLIATIVE CARE: ASSESSING PAIN IN RHEUMATOLOGY CLINIC

HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

Background: Increasing number of palliative care patients are cared for by hospitalists, but the value of hospitalist on end-of-life (EOL) care is scarcely reported. The study aims to evaluate the effect of hospitalist care on [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:36+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

HOW MUCH CAN YOU TELL WITH A NOD: THE PERILS OF ASSESSING CAPACITY IN INTUBATED PATIENTS

Case Presentation: The patient is a 74 year old woman with past history of dementia and an aggressive right upper lobe cavitary mass who presented with post-obstructive pneumonia. The lung mass was diagnosed two years [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:31:41+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on HOW MUCH CAN YOU TELL WITH A NOD: THE PERILS OF ASSESSING CAPACITY IN INTUBATED PATIENTS

IMPROVING RATES OF APPROPRIATE ICD DEACTIVATION DISCUSSIONS IN ADMITTED PATIENTS MADE DNR AND/OR COMFORT CARE

Background: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks can be traumatic for patients and families, particularly at the end of life. Studies estimate between 51-65% of ICDs remain active at time of death, with 24-31% of patients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:30+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on IMPROVING RATES OF APPROPRIATE ICD DEACTIVATION DISCUSSIONS IN ADMITTED PATIENTS MADE DNR AND/OR COMFORT CARE

OUTCOME OF TIMELY PALLIATIVE CARE CONSULTATION ON ICU PATIENTS WITH SEVERE SEPSIS/SEPTIC SHOCK

Background: In 2011, sepsis accounted for more than $20 billion (5.2%) of total US hospital costs.  The CDC estimates that hospitalizations for sepsis or septicemia increased from 621,000 to 1,141,000 in 2000 and 2008 respectively. [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:05:41+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on OUTCOME OF TIMELY PALLIATIVE CARE CONSULTATION ON ICU PATIENTS WITH SEVERE SEPSIS/SEPTIC SHOCK

PALLIATIVE CARE SCREENING TOOL IDENTIFIES HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK OF MORTALITY

Background: Palliative care (PC) has been shown to be cost-effective and improve the quality of life for patients facing incurable and life-threatening illness. However, identifying patients benefiting from PC consultation remains a challenge in the [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:32+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on PALLIATIVE CARE SCREENING TOOL IDENTIFIES HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK OF MORTALITY

Screening Tool for Identifying Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Patients with Sepsis

Background: Palliative care (PC) has been shown to improve the quality of life for patients facing life-threatening illness and their families.  PC screening tools have been successfully used in identifying cancer patients in need of [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Screening Tool for Identifying Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Patients with Sepsis

Unsurprise the Surprise: Prognosticate Chronically Ill Hospitalized Patients

Background: As chronic illnesses are claiming majority of deaths in United States, it is very important that we identify patients with chronic illnesses who have shortened life expectancy and prioritize their needs for palliative care. [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Unsurprise the Surprise: Prognosticate Chronically Ill Hospitalized Patients

USEFULNESS OF THE SURPRISE QUESTION ON AN INPATIENT ONCOLOGY SERVICE

Background: Prognostication of survival in advanced cancer patients has been challenging and contributes to poor illness understanding.  Prognostic disagreement occurs even amongst providers and is a less studied phenomenon.  We introduced the Surprise Question (SQ), [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:49:51+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on USEFULNESS OF THE SURPRISE QUESTION ON AN INPATIENT ONCOLOGY SERVICE