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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272595/perceived-safety-and-value-of-inpatient-very-important-person-services
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Joshua Allen-Dicker, Andrew Auerbach, Shoshana J Herzig
Providing care to "very important person" (VIP) patients can pose unique moral and value-based challenges for providers. No studies have examined VIP services in the inpatient setting. Through a multi-institutional survey of hospitalists, we assessed physician viewpoints and behavior surrounding the care of VIP patients. A significant proportion of respondents reported feeling pressured by patients, family members, and hospital representatives to provide unnecessary care to VIP patients. Based on self-reported perceptions, as well as case-based questions, we also found that the VIP status of a patient may impact physician clinical decision-making related to unnecessary medical care...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272588/the-impact-of-bedside-interdisciplinary-rounds-on-length-of-stay-and-complications
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Andrew S Dunn, Maria Reyna, Brian Radbill, Michael Parides, Claudia Colgan, Tobi Osio, Ari Benson, Nicole Brown, Joy Cambe, Margo Zwerling, Natalia Egorova, Harold Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Communication among team members within hospitals is typically fragmented. Bedside interdisciplinary rounds (IDR) have the potential to improve communication and outcomes through enhanced structure and patient engagement. OBJECTIVE: To decrease length of stay (LOS) and complications through the transformation of daily IDR to a bedside model. DESIGN: Controlled trial. SETTING: 2 geographic areas of a medical unit using a clinical microsystem structure...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252466/defining-clinical-excellence-in-hospital-medicine-a-qualitative-study
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Susrutha Kotwal, Ivonne Peña, Eric Howell, Scott Wright
INTRODUCTION: There are now more than 50,000 hospitalists working in the United States. Limited empiric research has been performed to characterize clinical excellence in hospital medicine. We conducted a qualitative study to discover elements judged to be most pertinent to excellence in clinical care delivered by hospitalists. METHODS: The chiefs of hospital medicine at five hospitals were asked to identify their "clinically best" hospitalists. Data collection, in the form of one-on-one interviews, was directed by an interview guide...
January 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246349/pediatric-hospital-medicine-a-proposed-new-subspecialty
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Douglas J Barrett, Gail A McGuinness, Christopher A Cunha, S Jean Emans, William T Gerson, Mary F Hazinski, George Lister, Karen F Murray, Joseph W St Geme, Patricia N Whitley-Williams
Over the past 20 years, hospitalists have emerged as a distinct group of pediatric practitioners. In August of 2014, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) received a petition to consider recommending that pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) be recognized as a distinct new subspecialty. PHM as a formal subspecialty raises important considerations related to: (1) quality, cost, and access to pediatric health care; (2) current pediatric residency training; (3) the evolving body of knowledge in pediatrics; and (4) the impact on both primary care generalists and existing subspecialists...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242141/patient-centric-medical-notes-identifying-areas-for-improvement-in-the-age-of-open-medical-records
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Eric Hweegeun Lee, Jay Pravin Patel, Auguste Hector Fortin
OBJECTIVE: Patients are increasingly provided facilitated access to their medical notes. Physicians have reported concerns that patients will find notes confusing and offensive, and that typographical errors will appear unprofessional. This exploratory study quantifies the prevalence of potentially confusing or offensive medical language and typographic errors within notes. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective, cross-sectional review of 400 inpatient History and Physical notes from a tertiary care center...
February 22, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194689/exploring-physician-perspectives-of-residency-holdover-handoffs-a-qualitative-study-to-understand-an-increasingly-important-type-of-handoff
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Jonathan A Duong, Trevor P Jensen, Sasha Morduchowicz, Michelle Mourad, James D Harrison, Sumant R Ranji
BACKGROUND: The term "holdover admissions" refers to patients admitted by an overnight physician and whose care is then transferred to a new primary team the next morning. Descriptions of the holdover process in internal medicine are sparse. OBJECTIVE: To identify important factors affecting the quality of holdover handoffs at an internal medicine (IM) residency program and to compare them to previously identified factors for other handoffs. DESIGN: We undertook a qualitative study using structured focus groups and interviews...
February 13, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152940/code-status-documentation-in-the-electronic-medical-record-for-patients-with-stage-iv-pancreatic-cancer
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Janet M Armstrong, Joseph D Ma, Carolyn Revta, Eric Roeland
125 Background: Improving incidence of code status documentation in the electronic medical record (EMR) has been suggested a better guidance for clinical care compared with a traditional advance directive. We have previously reported that in the absence of a template in the EMR, code status documentation was 36% and inconsistent in patients with advanced cancer. Utilizing a different cohort of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, we examined the prevalence of EMR code status documentation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis in patients with analytic metastatic pancreatic cancer (2008-2014) was conducted at a single, academic medical center...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073738/evaluating-youtube-as-a-source-of-patient-education-on-the-role-of-the-hospitalist-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tamer Hudali, Muralidhar Papireddy, Mukul Bhattarai, Alan Deckard, Susan Hingle
BACKGROUND: Hospital medicine is a relatively new specialty field, dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. YouTube is one of the most frequently used websites, offering access to a gamut of videos from self-produced to professionally made. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the adequacy of YouTube as an effective means to define and depict the role of hospitalists. METHODS: YouTube was searched on November 17, 2014, using the following search words: "hospitalist," "hospitalist definition," "what is the role of a hospitalist," "define hospitalist," and "who is a hospitalist...
January 10, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052170/differences-in-routine-laboratory-ordering-between-a-teaching-service-and-a-hospitalist-service-at-a-single-academic-medical-center
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Michael I Ellenbogen, Madeleine Ma, Nicholas P Christensen, Jungwha Lee, Kevin J O'Leary
OBJECTIVES: Studies have shown that the overutilization of laboratory tests ("labs") for hospitalized patients is common and can cause adverse health outcomes. Our objective was to compare the ordering tendencies for routine complete blood counts (CBC) and chemistry panels by internal medicine residents and hospitalists. METHODS: This observational study included a survey of medicine residents and hospitalists and a retrospective analysis of labs ordering data. The retrospective data analysis comprised patients admitted to either the teaching service or nonteaching hospitalist service at a single hospital during 2014...
January 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987287/actual-use-of-pocket-sized-ultrasound-devices-for-cardiovascular-examination-by-trained-physicians-during-a-hospitalist-rotation
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Benjamin T Tsai, Eric B Dahms, Jill Waalen, Bruce J Kimura
BACKGROUND: In actual clinical practice as opposed to published studies, the application of bedside ultrasound requires a perception of need, confidence in one's skills, and convenience. OBJECTIVE: As the frequency of ultrasound usage is evidence to its perceived value in patient care, we observed the pattern of autonomous use of a pocket-sized device (PSD) by ultrasound-trained residents during a night hospitalist rotation. METHODS: Consecutive internal medicine residents (n=24), trained in a cardiac limited ultrasound examination (CLUE) as a mandatory part of their curriculum, were sampled on their PSD use after their admitting nights, regarding perceived necessity, deterring factors, detected abnormalities, and imaging difficulties...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898253/establishing-equipoise-national-survey-of-the-treatment-of-pediatric-para-pneumonic-effusion-and-empyema
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Morgan K Richards, Jarod P Mcateer, Todd C Edwards, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Dennis W Shaw, Adam B Goldin
BACKGROUND: Despite six randomized trials of various treatments for pediatric para-pneumonic effusion (PPE), management approaches differ. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into opinions on PPE treatment with the goal of designing a definitive trial to generate consensus intervention guidelines. METHODS: To evaluate physician opinions regarding PPE management, we developed a survey based on input from a nationwide, multi-disciplinary advisory group that established content validity...
February 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811162/pediatric-medication-safety-in-adult-community-hospital-settings-a-glimpse-into-nationwide-practice
#12
Francisco Alvarez, Lana Ismail, Allison Markowsky
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Most children in the United States are treated in adult settings. Studies show that the pediatric population is vulnerable to medication errors. It can be extrapolated that children cared for in adult settings are at equal or higher risk for errors. The goal of this study was to assess the existing pediatric medication safety infrastructure within adult hospitals. METHODS: Questionnaire developed through Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) and distributed to pediatric hospitalist programs listed on the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Hospital Medicine web site and members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Quality Improvement Innovation Networks listserv...
December 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805799/early-detection-of-critical-illness-outside-the-intensive-care-unit-clarifying-treatment-plans-and-honoring-goals-of-care-using-a-supportive-care-team
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Russ Granich, Zoe Sutton, Yan S Kim, Megan Anderson, Helen Wood, John E Scharf, Arona Ragins, Gabriel J Escobar
Given the high mortality experienced by patients who deteriorate outside the intensive care unit, issues related to patient preferences around escalation of care are common. However, the literature on early warning systems (EWSs) provides limited information on how respecting patient preferences can be incorporated into clinical workflows. In this report, we describe how we developed workflows for integrating supportive care with an automated EWS in the context of a 2-hospital pilot. We used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Plan-Do-Study-Act approach to achieve consensus with clinicians and administrators...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805798/incorporating-an-early-detection-system-into-routine-clinical-practice-in-two-community-hospitals
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B Alex Dummett, Carmen Adams, Elizabeth Scruth, Vincent Liu, Margaret Guo, Gabriel J Escobar
Efforts to improve outcomes of patients who deteriorate outside the intensive care unit have included the use of rapid response teams (RRTs) as well as manual and automated prognostic scores. Although automated early warning systems (EWSs) are starting to enter clinical practice, there are few reports describing implementation and the processes required to integrate early warning approaches into hospitalists' workflows. We describe the implementation process at 2 community hospitals that deployed an EWS. We employed the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's iterative Plan-Do-Study-Act approach...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805795/piloting-electronic-medical-record-based-early-detection-of-inpatient-deterioration-in-community-hospitals
#15
Gabriel J Escobar, Benjamin J Turk, Arona Ragins, Jason Ha, Brian Hoberman, Steven M LeVine, Manuel A Ballesca, Vincent Liu, Patricia Kipnis
Patients who deteriorate in the hospital outside the intensive care unit (ICU) have higher mortality and morbidity than those admitted directly to the ICU. As more hospitals deploy comprehensive inpatient electronic medical records (EMRs), attempts to support rapid response teams with automated early detection systems are becoming more frequent. We aimed to describe some of the technical and operational challenges involved in the deployment of an early detection system. This 2-hospital pilot, set within an integrated healthcare delivery system with 21 hospitals, had 2 objectives...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798226/development-of-a-high-value-care-culture-survey-a-modified-delphi-process-and-psychometric-evaluation
#16
Reshma Gupta, Christopher Moriates, James D Harrison, Victoria Valencia, Michael Ong, Robin Clarke, Neil Steers, Ron D Hays, Clarence H Braddock, Robert Wachter
BACKGROUND: Organisational culture affects physician behaviours. Patient safety culture surveys have previously been used to drive care improvements, but no comparable survey of high-value care culture currently exists. We aimed to develop a High-Value Care Culture Survey (HVCCS) for use by healthcare leaders and training programmes to target future improvements in value-based care. METHODS: We conducted a two-phase national modified Delphi process among 28 physicians and nurse experts with diverse backgrounds...
October 26, 2016: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777662/rounds-today-a-qualitative-study-of-internal-medicine-and-pediatrics-resident-perceptions
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Raphael Rabinowitz, Jeanne Farnan, Oliver Hulland, Lisa Kearns, Michele Long, Bradley Monash, Priti Bhansali, H Barrett Fromme
BACKGROUND : Attending rounds is a key component of patient care and education at teaching hospitals, yet there is an absence of studies addressing trainees' perceptions of rounds. OBJECTIVE : To determine perceptions of pediatrics and internal medicine residents about the current and ideal purposes of inpatient rounds on hospitalist services. METHODS : In this multi-institutional qualitative study, the authors conducted focus groups with a purposive sample of internal medicine and pediatrics residents at 4 teaching hospitals...
October 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750328/annals-for-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-reducing-diagnostic-error-a-new-horizon-of-opportunities-for-hospital-medicine
#18
Hardeep Singh, Laura Zwaan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729677/risk-factors-for-bleeding-in-hospitalized-patients-with-elevated-inr-no-vitamin-k-therapy-received-versus-vitamin-k-received
#19
Monique Mounce, Candace Essel, Tiffany Kim, Che Matthew Harris
BACKGROUND: Supratherapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) in patients on warfarin is a common side effect. Updated guidelines recommend against using vitamin K to correct INRs 4.5 to 10 in the absence of bleeding. The impact of compliance with updated guidelines during hospitalization has not been fully explored. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was performed utilizing electronic medical records. The goal was to evaluate management of supratherapeutic INR values for medicine inpatients and identify differences in clinical outcomes among inpatients treated and not treated with vitamin K...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664087/current-roles-and-perceived-needs-of-pediatric-hospital-medicine-fellowship-graduates
#20
Jennifer M Oshimura, Benjamin D Bauer, Neha Shah, Eugene Nguyen, Jennifer Maniscalco
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric hospitalists report the need for additional training in clinical and nonclinical domains. Pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) fellowships seek to provide this training and produce leaders in the field. Our objective is to describe current roles and perceived training needs of PHM fellowship graduates. METHODS: In 2014, all PHM fellowship graduates were asked to complete a Web-based survey. Survey questions addressed demographics, past training, current roles, and training needs in clinical care, research, education, and administration...
October 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
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