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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

AIMING TO IMPROVE READMISSIONS THROUGH INTEGRATED HOSPITAL TRANSITIONS (AIRTIGHT): A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Background: Despite years of intense focus, inpatient and observation readmission rates remain high and largely unchanged. Little robust evidence exists to guide hospitals in the selection of interventions effective at reducing 30 day readmissions in [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on AIMING TO IMPROVE READMISSIONS THROUGH INTEGRATED HOSPITAL TRANSITIONS (AIRTIGHT): A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

ARE YOUR PATIENTS BEING READMITTED ELSEWHERE? INSIGHTS FROM THE NATIONAL READMISSIONS DATABASE

Background: Financial readmission penalties hold hospitals responsible for 30-day readmissions regardless of whether the patient was readmitted to another hospital.  Emerging evidence suggests patients readmitted to non-index hospitals may experience higher mortality rates.  Hospitals with [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:40:24+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on ARE YOUR PATIENTS BEING READMITTED ELSEWHERE? INSIGHTS FROM THE NATIONAL READMISSIONS DATABASE

Collaboration is Key

Background: Hospital readmissions continue to remain prevalent despite their negative impact on patient outcomes and economic cost. One in five Medicare beneficiaries is expected to be readmitted within 30 days. As a result, strategies to [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:17+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on Collaboration is Key

DOES EHR EFFICIENCY AFFECT QUALITY OF CARE FOR HOSPITAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS?

Background: Hospitalists balance efficiency and quality in their daily practice. How a physician’s time management affects care quality is unknown. Accordingly, we aimed to compare the EHR efficiency of hospitalists, as measured by their time [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:55:39+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on DOES EHR EFFICIENCY AFFECT QUALITY OF CARE FOR HOSPITAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS?

ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR ACUTE-CARE HOSPITALS THROUGH USING BETRIXABAN FOR EXTENDED-DURATION VTE PROPHYLAXIS OVER 35-42 DAYS

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized medically ill patients is a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. About half of VTE events occur following discontinuation of standard-duration in-hospital prophylaxis and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR ACUTE-CARE HOSPITALS THROUGH USING BETRIXABAN FOR EXTENDED-DURATION VTE PROPHYLAXIS OVER 35-42 DAYS

EFFECT OF A DISCHARGE CHECKLIST ON HOSPITAL REUTILIZATION; PROJECT IMPACT INTERIM REPORT

Background: The Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions (IMPACT) multi-site quality improvement collaborative aims to improve discharge transitions by use of a transition bundle, including use of a discharge checklist (DCL) to ensure completion of important [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:34+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on EFFECT OF A DISCHARGE CHECKLIST ON HOSPITAL REUTILIZATION; PROJECT IMPACT INTERIM REPORT

EXAMINING HOSPITALRELATED OUTCOMES FOR HOSPICE ELIGIBLE ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH SOLID TUMORS, DOES HOSPICE ENROLLMENT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Background: Although Hospice has been associated with improved symptom management, quality of life, lower costs and length of survival in terminally ill patients, it is underutilized. The primary outcome of this study was to examine [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on EXAMINING HOSPITALRELATED OUTCOMES FOR HOSPICE ELIGIBLE ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH SOLID TUMORS, DOES HOSPICE ENROLLMENT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

HEALTH LITERACY AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ROLE IN 30-DAY READMISSIONS

Background: Health literacy (HL) is the measure of a person’s ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Previous studies note positive correlation between high HL and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:49+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on HEALTH LITERACY AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ROLE IN 30-DAY READMISSIONS

HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS (HOPE) – IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FROM HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

Background: Many patients are discharged from the hospital to post-acute rehab in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). These care transitions can be error-prone, hampered by inadequate patient preparation for rehabilitation and insufficient communication between care [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS (HOPE) – IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FROM HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FOR ELDERS FROM THE HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES THROUGH HOPE (HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS)

Background: Transitioning patient care between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFS) brings many challenges.  Patient and family anxiety, unfamiliarity and even misinformation about SNFs increase the opportunity for unsatisfactory outcomes and readmissions to the hospital..  [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:50:47+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FOR ELDERS FROM THE HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES THROUGH HOPE (HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS)

INPATIENT DIABETES MANAGEMENT SERVICE, LENGTH OF STAY AND 30-DAY READMISSION RATE OF PATIENTS WITH DIABETES AT A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.

Background: Diabetes mellitus is common among hospitalized patients. An inpatient diabetes management service (IDMS) was implemented at a community hospital in suburban Maryland to provide better glycemic control for inpatients.Purpose: To analyze the length of [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:40+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on INPATIENT DIABETES MANAGEMENT SERVICE, LENGTH OF STAY AND 30-DAY READMISSION RATE OF PATIENTS WITH DIABETES AT A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.

NOVEL APPLICATION OF STRUCTURED CASE REVIEW TO IDENTIFY DIAGNOSTIC ERROR IN SEVEN-DAY READMISSIONS OF GENERAL MEDICAL PATIENTS

Background: Diagnostic errors have been cited as a potential contributor to hospital readmissions, particularly early readmissions (e.g. within 7 days). A single prior study of early readmissions applied a binary (yes/no) metric to assess for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:59+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on NOVEL APPLICATION OF STRUCTURED CASE REVIEW TO IDENTIFY DIAGNOSTIC ERROR IN SEVEN-DAY READMISSIONS OF GENERAL MEDICAL PATIENTS