Utilization Management

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UNC MEDICAL CENTER OBSERVATION UNIT: AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE CARE AND TRAIN RESIDENTS

Background: Over the past 50 years, observation status patients have been cared for in a variety of settings: in the emergency department, on inpatient floors, and in dedicated observation units. At our medical center, inpatient [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:24+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on UNC MEDICAL CENTER OBSERVATION UNIT: AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE CARE AND TRAIN RESIDENTS

UTILIZING HIGH VALUE CARE – REDUCING INPATIENT PHLEBOTOMY WITH USE OF THE VETERAN’S AFFAIRS NATIONAL UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT DATABASE

Background: The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) identifies repetitive CBC & chemistry testing as low-value, and they selected this as a Choosing Wisely Recommendation. Overuse of phlebotomy is associated with hospital-acquired anemia, decreased patient satisfaction [...]

By | 2019-03-18T18:00:19+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on UTILIZING HIGH VALUE CARE – REDUCING INPATIENT PHLEBOTOMY WITH USE OF THE VETERAN’S AFFAIRS NATIONAL UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT DATABASE