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Abstract Number: 457

BEHIND THE GOLDEN CURTAIN: THE EFFECTS OF SPENDING REPORTS ON AN INPATIENT MEDICINE SERVICE

Background: Providers are often frustrated by the lack of cost transparency in the US healthcare system. Studies aimed at assessing providers’ knowledge of medical costs generally show poor cost awareness. Pilot studies examining the effects [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:54+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on BEHIND THE GOLDEN CURTAIN: THE EFFECTS OF SPENDING REPORTS ON AN INPATIENT MEDICINE SERVICE

Abstract Number: 394

VARIABILITY IN EFFICIENCY IN THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD: WHAT IS IT COSTING YOUR GROUP?

Background: As of 2017, 96% of non-federal acute care hospitals had an electronic health record (EHR). Hospitalists interact with the EHR for several hours each day. Many studies have suggested a direct correlation between physician [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:20+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on VARIABILITY IN EFFICIENCY IN THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD: WHAT IS IT COSTING YOUR GROUP?

Abstract Number: 344

QTC’ING THE LIGHT: AVOIDING EKG WASTE IN CARDIAC MONITORING OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS

Background: Antipsychotics can prolong QTc interval and lead to development of the fatal arrhythmia Torsade de Pointes. Accordingly, serial EKG monitoring of QTc in patients newly started on antipsychotics has become common practice in hospitals. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:09+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on QTC’ING THE LIGHT: AVOIDING EKG WASTE IN CARDIAC MONITORING OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS

Abstract Number: 184

COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its vasoocclusive sequela are significant causes of morbidity and mortality as well as acute care utilization throughout the United States, with an estimated 92,880 hospital admissions totaling $759 million [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:10+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Abstract Number: 169

IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR HOSPITAL AT HOME AMONG 104,662 ADULT ADMISSIONS WITH SUSPECTED BACTERIAL INFECTION

Background: Hospital at Home (HaH) care is an alternative to traditional hospitalization with potential to address issues of cost and hospital capacity, while improving outcomes and patient satisfaction. In 2017, the US Department of Health [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:48+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR HOSPITAL AT HOME AMONG 104,662 ADULT ADMISSIONS WITH SUSPECTED BACTERIAL INFECTION

HM2018 Abstract Number: 362

Low-value use of procalcitonin testing after introduction at an academic medical center

Background: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that correlates with the presence of bacterial infection in certain clinical scenarios; it has increasingly accepted indications for antibiotic stewardship. Most sources suggest that antibiotics should be considered for [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:43+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Low-value use of procalcitonin testing after introduction at an academic medical center

HM2018 Abstract Number: 356

DIFFERENCES IN HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS WITH DELIRIUM BETWEEN TEACHING AND NONTEACHING HOSPITALS

Background: The American healthcare system is focused on promoting value; providing high quality care while paying close attention to associated costs. Studies have shown that admission to a teaching hospital is associated with better outcomes, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:23:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on DIFFERENCES IN HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS WITH DELIRIUM BETWEEN TEACHING AND NONTEACHING HOSPITALS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 37

The Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Based Patient Care in a Geographically Positioned Hospital Medicine Unit at a Large Academic Medical Center

Background: Multidisciplinary team-based care is a novel concept in hospital medicine where, healthcare team members representing multiple disciplines collaborate to develop patient care plans. Multiple published studies have shown that team-based care is associated with [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:24+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on The Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Based Patient Care in a Geographically Positioned Hospital Medicine Unit at a Large Academic Medical Center