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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202338/a-new-strategy-for-emergency-department-crowding-high-turnover-utility-bed-intervention
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I-Hsin Lee, Chung-Ting Chen, Yi-Tzu Lee, Yueh-Shuang Hsu, Chia-Ling Lu, Hsien-Hao Huang, Teh-Fu Hsu, Chorng-Kuang How, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Ueng-Cheng Yang
BACKGROUND: This study applied a new strategy, termed high-turnover utility bed intervention, to offer early admission chances for emergency department (ED) patients and alleviate ED crowding. METHODS: This before-and-after observational cohort study was conducted at the ED of an urban tertiary hospital. On January 1, 2012, 14 utility beds were prepared exclusively for ED patient use. A strict 48-hour course limit for each patient was formulated to govern these high-turnover beds...
February 12, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192477/impact-of-early-in-hospital-medication-review-by-clinical-pharmacists-on-health-services-utilization
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Corinne M Hohl, Nilu Partovi, Isabella Ghement, Maeve E Wickham, Kimberlyn McGrail, Lisa N Reddekopp, Boris Sobolev
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events are a leading cause of emergency department visits and unplanned admissions, and prolong hospital stays. Medication review interventions aim to identify adverse drug events and optimize medication use. Previous evaluations of in-hospital medication reviews have focused on interventions at discharge, with an unclear effect on health outcomes. We assessed the effect of early in-hospital pharmacist-led medication review on the health outcomes of high-risk patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188268/design-and-rationale-of-a-randomized-trial-of-a-care-transition-strategy-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-guided-hf-get-with-the-guidelines-in-emergency-department-patients-with-heart-failure
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Gregory J Fermann, Phillip D Levy, Peter Pang, Javed Butler, S Imran Ayaz, Douglas Char, Patrick Dunn, Cathy A Jenkins, Christy Kampe, Yosef Khan, Vijaya A Kumar, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Dandan Liu, Karen Miller, W Frank Peacock, Samaa Rizk, Chad Robichaux, Russell L Rothman, Jon Schrock, Adam Singer, Sarah A Sterling, Alan B Storrow, Cheryl Walsh, John Wilburn, Sean P Collins
: GUIDED-HF (Get With the Guidelines in Emergency Department Patients With Heart Failure) is a multicenter randomized trial of a patient-centered transitional care intervention in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) who are discharged either directly from the emergency department (ED) or after a brief period of ED-based observation. To optimize care and reduce ED and hospital revisits, there has been significant emphasis on improving transitions at the time of hospital discharge for patients with HF...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168226/does-the-use-of-bedside-ultrasonography-reduce-emergency-department-length-of-stay-for-patients-with-renal-colic-a-pilot-study
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Yong Hoon Park, Ru Bi Jung, Young Geun Lee, Chong Kun Hong, Jung-Hwan Ahn, Tae Yong Shin, Young Sik Kim, Young Rock Ha
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding bedside ultrasonography to the diagnostic algorithm for nephrolithiasis on emergency department (ED) length of stay. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study was conducted from October 2014 to December 2014 with patients with acute flank pain. In the non-ultrasonography group (NUSG), non-contrast computed tomography was selected based on clinical features and hematuria in the urinalysis...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167005/acute-care-revisits-after-adenotonsillectomy-in-a-pediatric-medicaid-population-in-ohio
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Dmitry Tumin, Hina Walia, Vidya T Raman, Joseph D Tobias
INTRODUCTION: Guidelines for inpatient admission after pediatric tonsillectomy have been proposed to improve the safety of this procedure. This study examined the association between performing adenotonsillectomy in an inpatient setting and acute care revisits within 30 days among children enrolled in a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization in Ohio. METHODS: The Accountable Care Organization's claims database was queried for adenotonsillectomies performed in children ages 0-18 years in 2008-2014...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126381/the-effect-of-a-short-stay-unit-on-hospital-admission-and-length-of-stay-in-acute-heart-failure-reduce-ahf-study
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Òscar Miró, Virginia Carbajosa, W Frank Peacock, Pere Llorens, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Sean P Collins, Cristina Fernández, Antoni Juan Pastor, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the presence of a short-stay unit(SSU) in a hospital influences the percentage of admissions, length of hospital stay(LOS) and outcomes in emergency department(ED) patients with acute heart failure(AHF). METHOD: Retrospective analysis of AHF patients presenting to one of 34 Spanish ED included in EAHFE registry. Baseline and ED data of patients were collected. Patients were classified into two groups in function of being attended at hospitals with or without a SSU...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107287/case-volume-and-revisits-in-children-undergoing-gastrostomy-tube-placement
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Marjorie J Arca, Shawn J Rangel, Matt Hall, David H Rothstein, Martin L Blakely, Peter C Minneci, Samir S Shah, Kurt F Heiss, Charles L Snyder, Loren Berman, Marybeth Browne, Charles D Vinocur, Mehul V Raval, Adam B Goldin
OBJECTIVE: Emergency department (ED) visits and hospital readmissions are common following gastrostomy tube (GT) placement in children. We sought to characterize inter-hospital variation in revisit rates and explore the association between this outcome and hospital-specific GT case volume. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from 38 hospitals using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database. Patients <18 years who had a GT placed in 2010-2012 were assessed for a GT-related (mechanical or infectious) ED visit or inpatient readmission at 30 and 90 days following discharge from GT placement...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105730/geography-not-health-system-affiliations-determines-patients-revisits-to-the-emergency-department
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Kristin L Rising, David N Karp, Rhea E Powell, Timothy W Victor, Brendan G Carr
OBJECTIVES: To determine how frequently patients revisit the emergency department after an initial encounter, and to describe revisit capture rates for the same hospital, health system, and geographic region. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Florida state data from January 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study of emergency department return visits among Florida adults over an 18-month period...
January 19, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005170/improv-ed-study-outcomes-after-discharge-for-an-episode-of-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-and-comparison-between-patients-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-and-hospital-wards
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Òscar Miró, Víctor Gil, Carolina Xipell, Carolina Sánchez, Sira Aguiló, Francisco J Martín-Sánchez, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Alexandre Mebazaa, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Pere Llorens
OBJECTIVE: To define the short- and mid-term outcomes of patients discharged after an episode of acute-decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and evaluate the differences between patients discharged directly from the emergency department (ED) and those discharged after hospitalization. METHODS: We performed a prospective, multicenter, cohort-designed study, including consecutive patients diagnosed with ADHF in 27 Spanish EDs. Thirty-four variables on epidemiology, comorbidity, baseline status, vital signs, signs of congestion, laboratory tests, and treatment were collected in every patient...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977002/supporting-heart-failure-patient-transitions-from-acute-to-community-care-with-home-telemonitoring-technology-a-protocol-for-a-provincial-randomized-controlled-trial-tec4home
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BACKGROUND: Seniors with chronic diseases such as heart failure have complex care needs. They are vulnerable to their condition deteriorating and, without timely intervention, may require multiple emergency department visits and/or repeated hospitalizations. Upon discharge, the transition from the emergency department to home can be a vulnerable time for recovering patients with disruptions in the continuity of care. Remote monitoring of heart failure patients using home telemonitoring, coupled with clear communication protocols between health care professionals, can be effective in increasing the safety and quality of care for seniors with heart failure discharged from the emergency department...
December 18, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929691/association-between-pediatric-home-management-plan-of-care-compliance-and-asthma-readmission
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Ronen Zipkin, Sheree M Schrager, Eugene Nguyen, Mary Rose Mamey, Ingrid Banuelos, Susan Wu
OBJECTIVES: In 2007, The Joint Commission implemented three children's asthma care (CAC) measures to help improve the quality of care for patients admitted with asthma. Due to lack of consistent evidence showing a relationship between home management plan of care (HMPC) compliance and readmission rates, CAC-3 was retired in 2016. We aimed to understand the relationship between HMPC compliance and revisits to the hospital, and investigate which components of the HMPC, if any, were driving the effect...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887758/blind-nasal-intubation-revisited-no-longer-a-blind-technique
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Prakash K Dubey, Preksha Dubey, Niranjan Kumar, Gautam Bhardwaj, Neeraj Kumar
BACKGROUND: Advancements in airway management have made the practice of blind nasal intubation obsolete. We report on successful blind nasal intubation performed with the help of capnography and real-time ultrasonography in two patients with tempormandibular joint ankylosis. CASE REPORT: Blind nasal intubation was performed in a 12-year-old patient and a 17-year old patient under general anesthesia with spontaneous respiration. Capnography was used as an aid during insertion and dynamic ultrasonography was performed to guide and confirm proper tracheal tube placement...
February 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879165/eahfe-tropica2-study-prognostic-value-of-troponin-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-treated-in-spanish-hospital-emergency-departments
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Javier Jacob, Alex Roset, Òscar Miró, Aitor Alquézar, Pablo Herrero, Francisco Javier Martín-Sanchez, Martin Möckel, Christian Müller, Pere Llorens
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the use of different cardiac troponin (cTn) immunoassays and the prognostic value of increased cTn values in patients diagnosed with acute heart failure (AHF) in the emergency department (ED). METHOD: The EAHFE-TROPICA2 is a retrospective study including patients with AHF admitted in 34 Spanish EDs with cTn values determined in the ED. We studied the prevalence of elevated troponin (value above the established reference limit) for the different types of troponin...
November 23, 2016: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814387/volume-matters-improved-outcomes-for-patients-presenting-to-high-volume-emergency-departments-with-atrial-flutter-and-fibrillation
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Rhonda J Rosychuk, Michelle M Graham, Brian R Holroyd, Brian H Rowe
OBJECTIVES: Clinical familiarity plays a role in health outcomes; the relationship between emergency department (ED) volume and outcomes for atrial fibrillation and flutter (AFF) are not clear. We compared ED presentation outcomes for AFF between high (HV) and low volume (LV) EDs in Alberta, Canada. METHODS: 45,372 AFF presentations for patients aged ≥ 35 years from all 104 EDs in Alberta during 1999 to 2011 using administrative health databases formed a retrospective cohort...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800652/opioid-prescription-practices-at-discharge-and-30-day-returns-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-pain
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Leslie M Okorji, Devin S Muntz, Robert I Liem
BACKGROUND: Acute pain episodes in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) represent a leading cause of readmissions. We examined prescription practices at the time of discharge in children with SCD presenting with acute pain to determine their impact on 30-day emergency department (ED) revisits and readmissions. METHODS: In this single-institution, 5-year retrospective study, we reviewed 290 encounters of patients with SCD aged 7-21 years hospitalized or discharged from the ED with acute pain...
November 1, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749704/a-patient-centered-transitional-care-case-management-program-taking-case-management-to-the-streets-and-beyond
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Derenda Lovelace, Diane Hancock, Sabrina S Hughes, Phyllis R Wyche, Claire Jenkins, Cindy Logan
BACKGROUND: In 2011, the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Richmond, VA, had a cumulative readmission rate and emergency department (ED) revisits for discharged Veterans of 1 in 5. In 2012, a transitional care program (TCP) was implemented to improve care coordination and outcomes among Veterans, with an emphasis on geriatric patients with chronic disease. This TCP was created with an interdisciplinary approach using intensive case management interventions, with a goal of reducing Veteran ED and hospital revisits by 30%...
November 2016: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715361/association-of-emergency-department-albuterol-dispensing-with-pediatric-asthma-revisits-and-readmissions
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A Brad Hall, April Novotny, Donna M Bhisitkul, James Melton, Tim Regan, Maureen Leckie
INTRODUCTION: Although pediatric asthma continues to be a highly studied disease, data to suggest clear strategies to decrease asthma related revisits or readmissions is lacking. The purpose of our study was to assess the effect of emergency department (ED) direct dispensing of beta-agonist metered dose inhalers on pediatric asthma ED revisit and readmission rates. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients discharged from the pediatric ED with a diagnosis of asthma...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658706/primary-triage-nurses-do-not-divert-patients-away-from-the-emergency-department-at-times-of-high-in-hospital-bed-occupancy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mathias C Blom, Karin Erwander, Lars Gustafsson, Mona Landin-Olsson, Fredrik Jonsson, Kjell Ivarsson
BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is frequently described in terms of input- throughput and output. In order to reduce ED input, a concept called primary triage has been introduced in several Swedish EDs. In short, primary triage means that a nurse separately evaluates patients who present in the Emergency Department (ED) and either refers them to primary care or discharges them home, if their complaints are perceived as being of low acuity. The aim of the present study is to elucidate whether high levels of in-hospital bed occupancy are associated with decreased permeability in primary triage...
September 22, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625726/increased-30-day-emergency-department-revisits-among-homeless-patients-with-mental-health-conditions
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Chun Nok Lam, Sanjay Arora, Michael Menchine
INTRODUCTION: Patients with mental health conditions frequently use emergency medical services. Many suffer from substance use and homelessness. If they use the emergency department (ED) as their primary source of care, potentially preventable frequent ED revisits and hospital readmissions can worsen an already crowded healthcare system. However, the magnitude to which homelessness affects health service utilization among patients with mental health conditions remains unclear in the medical community...
September 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625723/treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-factors-associated-with-ed-revisits
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Brian R Sharp, Kristen M Sharp, Brian Patterson, Suzanne Dooley-Hash
INTRODUCTION: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is a condition that commonly affects women in the first trimester of pregnancy. Despite frequently leading to emergency department (ED) visits, little evidence exists to characterize the nature of ED visits or to guide its treatment in the ED. Our objectives were to evaluate the treatment of NVP in the ED and to identify factors that predict return visits to the ED for NVP. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective database analysis using the electronic medical record from a single, large academic hospital...
September 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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