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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917735/top-1-of-inpatients-administered-antimicrobial-agents-comprising-50-of-expenditures-a-descriptive-study-and-opportunities-for-stewardship-intervention
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Jennifer Dela-Pena, Luiza Kerstenetzky, Lucas Schulz, Ron Kendall, Alexander Lepak, Barry Fox
OBJECTIVE To characterize the top 1% of inpatients who contributed to the 6-month antimicrobial budget in a tertiary, academic medical center and identify cost-effective intervention opportunities targeting high-cost antimicrobial utilization. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS Top 1% of the antimicrobial budget from July 1 through December 31, 2014. METHODS Patients were identified through a pharmacy billing database. Baseline characteristics were collected through a retrospective medical chart review...
December 5, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913246/measuring-content-overlap-during-handoff-communication-using-distributional-semantics-an-exploratory-study
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Joanna Abraham, Thomas Kannampallil, Vignesh Srinivasan, William Galanter, Gail Tagney, Trevor Cohen
OBJECTIVE: We develop and evaluate a methodological approach to measure the degree and nature of overlap in handoff communication content within and across clinical professions. This extensible, exploratory approach relies on combining techniques from conversational analysis and distributional semantics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We audio-recorded handoff communication of residents and nurses on the General Medicine floor of a large academic hospital (n=120 resident and n=120 nurse handoffs)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908431/transitions-of-care-across-the-health-service-continuum-long-term-care-certificate-of-infection-prevention-training-program-prepares-facilities-for-regulatory-changes
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December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890453/transition-of-care-a-set-of-pharmaceutical-interventions-improves-hospital-discharge-prescriptions-from-an-internal-medicine-ward
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Marine Neeman, Maria Dobrinas, Sophie Maurer, Damien Tagan, Annelore Sautebin, Anne-Laure Blanc, Nicolas Widmer
BACKGROUND: Continuity of care between hospitals and community pharmacies needs to be improved to ensure medication safety. This study aimed to evaluate whether a set of pharmaceutical interventions to prepare hospital discharge facilitates the transition of care. METHODS: This study took place in the internal medicine ward and in surrounding community pharmacies. The intervention group's patients underwent a set of pharmaceutical interventions during their hospital stay: medication reconciliation at admission, medication review, and discharge planning...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884844/medication-reconciliation-as-a-medication-safety-initiative-in-ethiopia-a-study-protocol
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Alemayehu B Mekonnen, Andrew J McLachlan, Jo-Anne E Brien, Desalew Mekonnen, Zenahebezu Abay
INTRODUCTION: Medication related adverse events are common, particularly during transitions of care, and have a significant impact on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. Medication reconciliation (MedRec) is an important initiative to achieve the Quality Use of Medicines, and has been adopted as a standard practice in many developed countries. However, the impact of this strategy is rarely described in Ethiopia. The aims of this study are to explore patient safety culture, and to develop, implement and evaluate a theory informed MedRec intervention, with the aim of minimising the incidence of medication errors during hospital admission...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882378/eastern-health-alliance-scientific-meeting-2016-transitions-of-care-singapore-10-12-november-2016-proceedings-and-abstracts
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November 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881054/transition-of-care-for-patients-with-diabetes
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Patricia Garnica
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common chronic condition among adults that can complicate the transition from the hospital to the community. Hospital readmission is an important contributor to total medical expenditures and is an emerging indicator of quality of care. Failure to acknowledge diabetes transition of care is associated with increased emergency department visits and 30-day readmissions. METHODS: Literature review of transition of care models, sample tools and processes are presented...
November 22, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850866/1230-a-bundled-intervention-for-reducing-quetiapine-continuation-at-transitions-of-care
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Joanne Smith, Kendall Gross, Joyce Chang, Jane Zhu, Stephanie Rennke, Ashley Thompson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850473/835-impact-of-an-antipsychotic-discontinuation-bundle-during-transitions-of-care-in-icu
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Molly Rincavage, Jeffrey Gonzales, Ryan D'Angelo, Rachel Flurie, Asha Tata, Leah Millstein, Mangla Gulati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829187/behavioral-health-in-young-adults-with-epilepsy-implications-for-transition-of-care
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Janelle L Wagner, Dulaney A Wilson, Tanja Kellermann, Gigi Smith, Angela M Malek, Braxton Wannamaker, Anbesaw W Selassie
AIM: Neurodevelopmental and behavioral health disorders commonly occur with epilepsy, yet risk for young adults is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution and risk characteristics of neurodevelopmental and behavior health comorbidities among young adults with epilepsy compared with those among young adults with migraine and healthy controls. METHOD: A case-control study examining hospital admission, outpatient, and emergency department (ED) visits for young adults with an ICD-9-CM diagnosis of epilepsy, migraine, or lower extremity fracture (LEF) was conducted...
November 6, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822371/improving-admission-medication-reconciliation-compliance-using-the-electronic-tool-in-admitted-medical-patients
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Haytham Taha, Dana Abdulhay, Neama Luqman, Samer Ellahham
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi is the main tertiary care referral hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 560 bed capacity that is fully occupied most of the time. SKMC senior management has made a commitment to make quality and patient safety a top priority. Our governing body Abu Dhabi Health Services Company has identified medication reconciliation as a critical patient safety measure and key performance indicator (KPI). The medication reconciliation electronic form a computerized decision support tool was introduced to improve medication reconciliation compliance on transition of care at admission, transfer and discharge of patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821676/meta-analyses-of-the-effects-of-standardized-handoff-protocols-on-patient-provider-and-organizational-outcomes
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Joseph R Keebler, Elizabeth H Lazzara, Brady S Patzer, Evan M Palmer, John P Plummer, Dustin C Smith, Victoria Lew, Sarah Fouquet, Y Raymond Chan, Robert Riss
OBJECTIVE: The overall purpose was to understand the effects of handoff protocols using meta-analytic approaches. BACKGROUND: Standardized protocols have been required by the Joint Commission, but meta-analytic integration of handoff protocol research has not been conducted. METHOD: The primary outcomes investigated were handoff information passed during transitions of care, patient outcomes, provider outcomes, and organizational outcomes...
December 2016: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821016/the-functions-and-roles-of-questioning-during-nursing-handovers-in-specialty-settings-an-ethnographic-study
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Sascha Rixon, Sandra Braaf, Allison Williams, Danny Liew, Elizabeth Manias
BACKGROUND: Nursing handovers are an important component of patient safety and quality in communicating across transitions of care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the functions and roles of questions in nursing handovers, and of how questions contribute to handover quality improvement in specialty settings of an Australian tertiary hospital. DESIGN: An ethnographic research design was employed. METHODS: Participant observations were conducted, which were audiorecorded and transcribed...
November 7, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816186/-transition-process-from-paediatric-to-adult-care-in-patients-with-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-consensus-statement
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Jordi Pérez-López, Leticia Ceberio-Hualde, José Salvador García Morillo, Josep M Grau-Junyent, Álvaro Hermida Ameijeiras, Mónica López-Rodríguez, Montserrat Morales-Conejo, Juan José Nava Mateos, Luis José Aldámiz Echevarri Azuara, Jaume Campistol, M Luz Couce, María Teresa García-Silva, Luis González Gutiérrez-Solana, Mireia Del Toro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The transition process from paediatric to adult care is a subject of great interest in recent years, especially in chronic diseases with childhood onset, such as inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). Advances in diagnosis and treatment of these diseases have improved their prognosis, with a high number of patients with IEM who currently reach adult age and need to be attended to by non-paediatric professionals. The objective of this work is to establish action guidelines so that the specialists involved can guarantee a successful transition of these patients' healthcare...
December 2, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809581/discharge-planning-best-practice-in-transitions-of-care
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Candice Pellett
This article provides an overview of a project undertaken by the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) and funded by The Department of Health, to identify the barriers and challenges that prevent effective discharge from hospital to home. Unnecessary delays in discharging patients from hospital to home is an ongoing problem and for older people this can lead to worse health outcomes, which can increase their long-term care needs. Findings from the project illustrates that while there are challenges in achieving excellent practice in the transfer of a patient's care from hospital to home, there is a significant willingness and commitment from nurses based both in the community and hospital to improve the patient experience...
November 2, 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803504/incorporating-a-pharmacist-into-the-discharge-process-a-unit-based-transitions-of-care-pilot
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Hanlin Li, William Guffey, Laura Honeycutt, Timothy Pasquale, Nigel L Rozario, Angie Veverka
Objective: To evaluate the impact of a multifaceted, pharmacy-driven, unit-based transitions of care (TOC) program on all-cause 30-day readmission rates and to assess readmission rates in predefined subgroup patient populations. Methods: This prospective study included adult patients who were discharged from the pilot unit from January 5 to January 30, 2015. Patients who expired during hospitalization, left the hospital against medical advice, or transferred to another unit or nonaffiliated hospital were excluded...
October 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800049/comparing-transition-of-care-from-adolescence-to-adulthood-for-patients-with-congenital-urological-conditions-in-canada-and-the-u-s
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Rosalia Misseri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800045/advocating-for-transition-of-care-in-urology
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EDITORIAL
D Robert Siemens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797435/the-transition-of-care-between-emergency-department-and-primary-care-a-scoping-study
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Clare L Atzema, Laura C Maclagan
OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic diseases often have to seek emergency care for exacerbations. In the face of large predicted increases in the prevalence of chronic diseases, there is increased pressure to avoid hospitalizing these patients at the end of the ED visit, if they can obtain the care they need in the outpatient setting. We performed this scoping study to provide a broad overview of the published literature on the transition of care between ED and primary care following ED discharge...
October 31, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788923/evaluating-handoffs-in-the-context-of-a-communication-framework
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Hani Hasan, Fadwa Ali, Paul Barker, Robert Treat, Jacob Peschman, Matthew Mohorek, Philip Redlich, Travis Webb
BACKGROUND: The implementation of mandated restrictions in resident duty hours has led to increased handoffs for patient care and thus more opportunities for errors during transitions of care. Much of the current handoff literature is empiric, with experts recommending the study of handoffs within an established framework. METHODS: A prospective, single-institution study was conducted evaluating the process of handoffs for the care of surgical patients in the context of a published communication framework...
October 24, 2016: Surgery
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