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IMPLEMENTATION OF A HOSPITALIST LED MULTIDISCIPLINARY SWAT TEAM TO PREVENT AVOIDABLE READMISSIONS ON REPEAT PRESENTATION TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Background: Avoidable readmissions result in unnecessary hospital stays for patients, over utilization of beds, and increased waiting time for other patients. Multiple interventions have examined reducing readmissions, mostly focusing on pre-discharge and out of hospital [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:29+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on IMPLEMENTATION OF A HOSPITALIST LED MULTIDISCIPLINARY SWAT TEAM TO PREVENT AVOIDABLE READMISSIONS ON REPEAT PRESENTATION TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

THE ED TRIGGER PROGRAM: AN IMPORTANT INTERVENTION TOOL FOR HOSPITAL READMISSION PREVENTION

Background: The United States sees over 35 million hospital discharges a year with a 20% readmission rate. Unplanned readmissions amount to 20 billion dollars annually. Efforts to prevent readmissions impact patient’s overall morbidity/mortality and alleviate [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:16:42+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on THE ED TRIGGER PROGRAM: AN IMPORTANT INTERVENTION TOOL FOR HOSPITAL READMISSION PREVENTION