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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919427/-lose-the-tube-a-choosing-wisely-initiative-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-hospitalist-led-inpatient-units
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Hyung J Cho, Steve Khalil, Jashvant Poeran, Madhu Mazumdar, Nathaniel Bravo, Fran Wallach, Brian Markoff, Nathan Lee, Andrew S Dunn
We developed a multidisciplinary initiative, "Lose the Tube," focused on a Choosing Wisely recommendation to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates and catheter days. Through an electronic health record catheter identification tool, daily interdisciplinary query, and clinician education, our multifaceted intervention reduced mean per-person catheter days from 3.3 to 2.9, decreased CAUTI rates from 2.85 to 0.32 per 1,000 catheter days, and reduced cost by $32,245.
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
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...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875490/impact-of-an-integrated-hip-fracture-inpatient-program-on-length-of-stay-and-costs
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Christine Soong, Peter Cram, Ksenia Chezar, Faiqa Tajammal, Kathleen Exconde, John Matelski, Samir K Sinha, Howard B Abrams, Christopher Fan-Lun, Christina Fabbruzzo-Cota, David Backstein, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Co-management models pairing orthopaedic surgeons with hospitalists or geriatricians may be effective at improving processes of care and outcomes such as length of stay (LOS) and cost. We set out to determine the effect of an integrated hip fracture co-management model on LOS, cost, and process measures. METHODS: We conducted a single-center pre-post study of 571 patients admitted to an academic medical center with hip fractures between January 2009 and December 2013...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870668/cost-savings-opportunities-in-perioperative-management-of-the-patients-with-orthopaedic-trauma
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Alastair E Moody, Catriona E Moody, Peter L Althausen
Considerable opportunities for cost savings exist surrounding the perioperative management of patients with orthopaedic fracture and trauma. Scientific evidence is available to support each potential cost savings measure. Much of these data had been documented for years but has never been adhered to, resulting in millions of dollars in unnecessary testing and treatment. Careful attention to preoperative laboratory testing can save huge amounts of money and expedite medical clearance for injured patients. The use of a dedicated orthopaedic trauma operating room has been shown to improve resource utilization, decrease costs, and surgical complications...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850051/411-self-perceived-pediatric-critical-care-training-gaps-by-hospitalists-and-generalists
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Maria Enrione, Ashley Davis, Catherine Qualls-Davis, Elizabeth McClain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847675/an-orthopedic-hospitalist-comanaged-hip-fracture-service-reduces-inpatient-length-of-stay
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Daniel N Bracey, Tunc C Kiymaz, David C Holst, Kamran S Hamid, Johannes F Plate, Erik C Summers, Cynthia L Emory, Riyaz H Jinnah
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are common in the elderly patients with an incidence of 320 000 fractures/year in the United States, representing a health-care cost of US$9 to 20 billion. Hip fracture incidence is projected to increase dramatically. Hospitals must modify clinical models to accommodate this growing burden. Comanagement strategies are reported in the literature, but few have addressed orthopedic-hospitalist models. An orthopedic-hospitalist comanagement (OHC) service was established at our hospital to manage hip fracture patients...
December 2016: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831826/hospitalist-vascular-surgery-comanagement-effects-on-complications-and-mortality
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Colin T Iberti, Alan Briones, Erin Gabriel, Andrew S Dunn
OBJECTIVES: Hospitalized vascular surgery patients have multiple severe comorbidities, poor functional status, and high perioperative cardiac risk. Thus they may be ideal patients for a collaborative care model. However, there is little evidence for a comanagement model on clinical outcomes. METHODS: The two-year pre-post study consisted of a comanagement model where a hospitalist actively participated in the medical care of American Society of Anesthesiologist Physical Status Classification scale 3 or 4 vascular surgery patients...
November 24, 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829968/does-hospitalist-directed-care-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-improve-adherence-to-get-with-the-guidelines
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Ameer E Hassan, Stephanie E Ossowski, Ahmed A Malik, Christina Sanchez, Erlinda Abantao, Olive Sanchez, Wondwossen G Tekle, Adnan I Qureshi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hospitalist directed care is associated with improved outcomes in several medical conditions. The hospitalist effect has not been studied in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. We compare length of stay (LOS), outcome, and adherence to "Get with the Guidelines" (GWTG) stroke quality measures among AIS patients admitted under a hospitalist with three other specialties (internist, family practice, or specialist). METHODS: We collected demographics, risk factors and discharge outcomes (modified Rankin Scale (mRS)) for consecutive AIS patients over 4-year period (2010-2014)...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817241/role-of-hospitalists-in-the-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-for-the-management-of-cryptogenic-stroke-patients
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Alpesh Amin
Cryptogenic strokes are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Identifying the underlying cause of cryptogenic stroke is imperative for appropriate short and long-term management of these patients. In particular, detecting atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke patients may shed insight into the cause of the index stroke, but is also important to identify an important cause of secondary stroke. There is accumulating evidence indicating that monitoring for durations beyond the guideline recommended 30 day-period results in greater atrial fibrillation yield...
November 17, 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811162/pediatric-medication-safety-in-adult-community-hospital-settings-a-glimpse-into-nationwide-practice
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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
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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/27803024/directly-comparing-handoff-protocols-for-pediatric-hospitalists
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Elizabeth H Lazzara, Robert Riss, Brady Patzer, Dustin C Smith, Y Raymond Chan, Joseph R Keebler, Sarah D Fouquet, Evan M Palmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Handoff protocols are often developed by brainstorming and consensus, and few are directly compared. We hypothesized that a handoff protocol (Flex 11) developed using a rigorous methodology would be more favorable in terms of clinicians' attitudes, behaviors, cognitions, or time-on-task when performing handoffs compared with a prevalent protocol (Situation Background Assessment Recommendation [SBAR]). METHODS: Using a between-groups, randomized control trial design (Flex 11 versus SBAR) during a pilot study in a simulated environment, 20 clinicians (13 attending physicians and 7 residents) received 3 patient handoffs from a standardized physician, managed the patients, and handed off the patients to the same standardized physician...
December 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798226/development-of-a-high-value-care-culture-survey-a-modified-delphi-process-and-psychometric-evaluation
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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/27750330/annals-for-hospitalists-18-october-2016
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David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750328/annals-for-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-reducing-diagnostic-error-a-new-horizon-of-opportunities-for-hospital-medicine
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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/27749719/self-reflection-as-a-tool-to-increase-hospitalist-participation-in-readmission-quality-improvement
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Vipulkumar Rana, Bipin Thapa, Sumanta Chaudhuri Saini, Pooja Nagpal, Ankur Segon, Kathlyn Fletcher, Geoffrey Lamb
BACKGROUND: Reducing 30-day readmissions is a national priority. Although multipronged programs have been shown to reduce readmissions, the role of the individual hospitalist physician in reducing readmissions is not clear. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effect of physicians' self-review of their own readmission cases on the 30-day readmission rate. METHODS: Over a 1-year period, hospitalists were sent their individual readmission rates and cases on a weekly basis...
October 2016: Quality Management in Health Care
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
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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
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