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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734516/pediatric-human-immunodeficiency-virus-continuum-of-care-a-concise-review-of-evidence-based-practice
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REVIEW
Megan E Gray, Phillip Nieburg, Rebecca Dillingham
Children and adolescents living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) represent a population that requires a unique approach to HIV care. Prevention, testing, initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and retention and engagement in care are critical steps. Each step requires providers to address age-specific barriers, so that successful and prolonged viral suppression can occur. Adherence to ART, disclosure of HIV-positive status, and stigma are examples of struggles faced by youth, their families, and health care providers...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726539/rethinking-transitions-of-care-an-interprofessional-transfer-triage-protocol-in-post-acute-care
#2
Radha V Patel, Lauri Wright, Brittany Hay
Readmissions to hospitals from post-acute care (PAC) units within long-term care settings have been rapidly increasing over the past decade, and are drivers of increased healthcare costs. With an average of $11,000 per admission, there is a need for strategies to reduce 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates. In 2018, incentives and penalties will be instituted for long-term care facilities failing to meet all-cause, all-condition hospital readmission rate performance measures. An interprofessional team (IPT) developed and implemented a Transfer Triage Protocol used in conjunction with the INTERACT programme to enhance clinical decision-making and assess the potential to reduce the facility's 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates by 10% within 6 weeks of implementation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723252/across-the-continuum-how-inpatient-palliative-care-consultations-are-reported-in-hospital-discharge-summaries
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Nikki Miller, John Shuler, Deon Hayley, Jianghua He, Karin Porter-Williamson, Jessica Kalender-Rich
BACKGROUND: Inpatient Palliative Care (PC) consultations help develop a patient-centered and quality-of-life-focused plan of care for patients with serious illness. Discharge summaries (DSs) are an essential tool to maintain continuity of these care plans across multiple locations and providers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of selected DSs of patients who received inpatient PC consultations at the University of Kansas Hospital from July 2011 to May 2015...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721973/inflammatory-bowel-disease-clinical-screening-and-transition-of-care
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EDITORIAL
Badr Al-Bawardy
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July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705161/entrustment-of-the-on-call-senior-medical-resident-role-implications-for-patient-safety-and-collective-care
#5
Noureen Huda, Lisa Faden, Mark Goldszmidt
BACKGROUND: The on-call responsibilities of a senior medicine resident (SMR) may include the admission transition of patient care on medical teaching teams (MTT), supervision of junior trainees, and ensuring patient safety. In many institutions, there is no standardised assessment of SMR competency prior to granting these on-call responsibilities in internal medicine. In order to fulfill competency based medical education requirements, training programs need to develop assessment approaches to make and defend such entrustment decisions...
July 14, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697156/transitions-of-care-the-presence-of-written-interfacility-transfer-guidelines-and-agreements-for-pediatric-patients
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Andrea Lynn Genovesi, Lenora M Olson, Russell Telford, Diana Fendya, Ellen Schenk, Theresa Morrison-Quinata, Elizabeth A Edgerton
OBJECTIVE: Every year, emergency medical services agencies transport approximately 150,000 pediatric patients between hospitals. During these transitions of care, patient safety may be affected and contribute to adverse events when important clinical information is missing, incomplete, or inaccurate. Written interfacility transfer policies are one way to standardize procedures and facilitate communication between the hospitals leading to improved patient safety and satisfaction for children and families...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694275/the-chief-primary-care-medical-officer-restoring-continuity
#7
Noemi Doohan, Jennifer DeVoe
The year 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the hospitalist profession, with more than 50,000 physicians identifying as hospitalists. The Achilles heel of hospitalist medicine, however, is discontinuity. Despite many current payment and delivery systems rewarding this discontinuity and severing long-term relationships between patient and primary care teams at the hospital door, primary care does not stop being important when a person is admitted to the hospital. The notion of a broken primary care continuum is not an academic construct, it causes real harm to patients...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691503/improving-transitions-of-care-for-veterans-transferred-to-tertiary-va-medical-centers
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Robert E Burke, Lynette Kelley, Elise Gunzburger, Gary Grunwald, Madhura Gokhale, Mary E Plomondon, P Michael Ho
Veterans are often transferred from "spoke" Veterans Administration (VA) clinics or hospitals to "hub" tertiary VA hospitals for advanced inpatient care, but they face significant barriers to safe transitions home. The Transitions Nurse Program was developed as an intervention to address the unique needs of this population. A difference-in-differences (DiD) analysis was used to compare outcomes between 303 veterans enrolled in this program and veterans transferred from the same spoke sites to a second, similar tertiary VA hub...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688794/transition-of-care-in-patients-with-anorectal-malformations-consensus-by-the-arm-net-consortium
#9
REVIEW
Stefano Giuliani, Caterina Grano, Dalia Aminoff, Nicole Schwarzer, Mariette Van De Vorle, Celia Cretolle, Michel Haanen, Giulia Brisighelli, Stefanie Marzheuser, Martin Connor
OBJECTIVES: To develop the first consensus to standardize the management of patients with Anorectal Malformations (ARMs) transitioning from childhood to adulthood. METHODS: A dedicated task force of experts performed an extensive literature review and multiple meetings to define the most important aspects of transition of care. The findings were discussed with all ARM-net consortium members and a set of practical recommendations agreed upon at the annual meeting in 2016...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680286/rehabilitation-and-exercise-oncology-program-translating-research-into-a-model-of-care
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M A Dalzell, N Smirnow, W Sateren, A Sintharaphone, M Ibrahim, L Mastroianni, L D Vales Zambrano, S O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: The Rehabilitation and Exercise Oncology model of care (ActivOnco) was established to optimize cancer survivorship through exercise prescription and active lifestyle promotion, providing a transition of care from hospital to community. Patients having any cancer diagnosis, stage of disease, and treatment were eligible for evaluation and exercise prescription upon deterioration of performance status. The team of professionals included hospital-based physiotherapists proactively screening for rehabilitation needs, loss of functional independence, and exercise eligibility, plus exercise specialists in a community-based Wellness Centre to provide follow-up or direct access for post-treatment or non-complex patients...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671909/effectiveness-of-pharmacist-intervention-to-reduce-medication-errors-and-health-care-resources-utilization-after-transitions-of-care-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Gildasio S De Oliveira, Lucas J Castro-Alves, Mark C Kendall, Robert McCarthy
OBJECTIVES: Medication errors are common during transitions of care. The main objective of the current investigation was to examine the effectiveness of pharmacist-based transition of care interventions on the reduction of medication errors after hospital discharge. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted to detect published reports of randomized trials using the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google Scholar inclusive to July 1, 2015...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651834/the-impact-of-care-management-information-technology-model-on-quality-of-care-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-bridging-the-divides
#12
William S Weintraub, Daniel Elliott, Zaher Fanari, Jennifer Ostertag-Stretch, Ann Muther, Margaret Lynahan, Roger Kerzner, Tabassum Salam, Herbert Scherrer, Sharon Anderson, Carla A Russo, Paul Kolm, Terri H Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Reducing readmissions and improving metrics of care are a national priority. Supplementing traditional care with care management may improve outcomes. The Bridges program was an initial evaluation of a care management platform (CareLinkHub), supported by information technology (IT) developed to improve the quality and transition of care from hospital to home after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) and reduce readmissions. METHODS: CareLink is comprised of care managers, patient navigators, pharmacists and physicians...
June 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639550/the-role-of-nurse-leaders-in-advancing-carer-communication-needs-across-transitions-of-care-a-call-to-action
#13
Sonia A Udod, Michelle Lobchuk
This paper focuses on the central role of senior nurse leaders in advancing organizational resources and support for communication between healthcare providers and carers that influences patient and carer outcomes during the transition from hospital to the community. A Think Tank (Lobchuk 2012) funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) gathered interdisciplinary and intersectoral stakeholders from local, national and international levels to develop a Family Carer Communication Research Collaboration...
2017: Nursing Leadership
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639225/the-development-and-implementation-of-a-patient-continuity-conference-in-a-psychiatry-residency-program
#14
Claire Garber, Marianne Bernadino, Joshua Tomaskek, Katharine J Nelson
OBJECTIVE: A resident-led patient continuity case conference was initiated with the goals of improving communication among providers and increasing cohesion among residents. METHODS: A monthly case conference focusing on patient continuity of care was held over the course of the academic year. Residents were surveyed for feedback about the role of the conference in both improving their competency in navigating transitions of care and building cohesion among residents...
June 21, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638566/necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention-an-innovative-hospitalist-resident-initiative-for-improving-quality-and-reducing-readmissions-from-skilled-nursing-facilities
#15
Sunny Petigara, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, David Livert
Background: Hospital readmissions have been a major challenge to the US health system. Medicare data shows that approximately 25% of Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents are readmitted back to the hospital within 30 days. Some of the major reasons for high readmission rates include fragmented information exchange during transitions of care and limited access to physicians round-the-clock in SNFs. These represent safety, quality, and health outcome concerns. Aim: The goal of the project was to reduce hospital readmission rates from SNFs by improving transition of care and increasing physician availability in SNFs (five to seven days a week physical presence with 24/7 accessibility by phone)...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624064/assessing-written-communication-during-interhospital-transfers-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients
#16
Felicity N R Harl, Megan C Saucke, Caprice C Greenberg, Angela M Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Poor communication causes fragmented care. Studies of transitions of care within a hospital and on discharge suggest significant communication deficits. Communication during transfers between hospitals has not been well studied. We assessed the written communication provided during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients. We hypothesized that patients are transferred with incomplete documentation from referring facilities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of written communication provided during interhospital transfers to our emergency department (ED) from referring EDs for emergency general surgical evaluation between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617022/reducing-hospital-readmission-through-team-based-primary-care-a-7-week-pilot-study-integrating-behavioral-health-and-pharmacy
#17
Lauren N DeCaporale-Ryan, Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar, Robbyn Upham, Karen Mahler, Katie Lashway
INTRODUCTION: A team-based service delivery model was applied to provide patients with biopsychosocial care following hospital discharge to reduce hospital readmission. Most previous interventions focused on transitions of care occurred in the inpatient setting with attention to predischarge strategies. These interventions have not considered psychosocial stressors, and few have explored management in primary care settings. METHOD: A 7-week team-based service delivery model was implemented in a family medicine practice emphasizing a biopsychosocial approach...
June 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611515/transition-of-pediatric-to-adult-care-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-it-as-easy-as-1-2-3
#18
REVIEW
Anita Afzali, Ghassan Wahbeh
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a heterogeneous group of chronic diseases with a rising prevalence in the pediatric population, and up to 25% of IBD patients are diagnosed before 18 years of age. Adolescents with IBD tend to have more severe and extensive disease and eventually require graduation from pediatric care toadult services. The transition of patients from pediatric to adult gastroenterologists requires careful preparation and coordination, with involvement of all key players to ensure proper collaboration of care and avoid interruption in care...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602223/is-enhanced-recovery-enough-for-reducing-30-d-readmissions-after-surgery
#19
Anne C Fabrizio, Michael C Grant, Zishan Siddiqui, Yewande Alimi, Susan L Gearhart, Christopher Wu, Jonathan E Efron, Elizabeth C Wick
BACKGROUND: Few enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) include processes related to the hospital to home transfer. Little has been reported regarding readmissions in enhanced recovery programs. This study evaluates readmissions and identifies areas to optimize ERPs to prevent readmissions. METHODS: We conducted an observational, retrospective study at a single tertiary care center. Patients in an ERP for colorectal surgery were compared with a similar cohort who underwent surgery before protocol implementation...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601329/predictors-of-readmission-in-nonagenarians-analysis-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-project-dataset
#20
Zachary Hothem, Dustin Baker, Christina S Jenkins, Jason Douglas, Rose E Callahan, Catherine C Shuell, Graham W Long, Robert J Welsh
BACKGROUND: Increased longevity has led to more nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery. Development of predictive models for hospital readmission may identify patients who benefit from preoperative optimization and postoperative transition of care intervention. Our goal was to identify significant predictors of 30-d readmission in nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery. METHODS: Nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery from January 2011 to December 2012 were identified using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project participant use data files...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
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