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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439362/use-of-a-90-minute-admission-window-and-front-fill-system-to-reduce-work-compression-on-a-general-medicine-inpatient-teaching-service
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Youngjee Choi, Daniel Kim, Hyemi Chong, Christopher Mallow, Jason Bill, Anthony T Fojo, Melvin Blanchard
BACKGROUND: Duty hour limits have shortened intern shifts without concurrent reductions in workload, creating work compression. Multiple admissions during shortened shifts can result in poor training experience and patient care. OBJECTIVE: To relieve work compression, improve resident satisfaction, and improve duty hour compliance in an academic internal medicine program. METHODS: In 2014, interns on general ward services were allotted 90 minutes per admission from 3 pm to 7 pm, when the rate of admissions was high...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418562/annals-for-hospitalists-18-april-2017
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David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418559/annals-for-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-human-factors-engineering-and-inpatient-care-new-ways-to-solve-old-problems
#3
Lauren Clack, Hugo Sax
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411297/hospitalizations-with-observation-services-and-the-medicare-part-a-complex-appeals-process-at-three-academic-medical-centers
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Ann M Sheehy, Jeannine Z Engel, Charles F S Locke, Daniel J Weissburg, Kevin Eldridge, Bartho Caponi, Amy Deutschendorf
Hospitalists and other providers must classify hospitalized patients as inpatient or outpatient, the latter of which includes all observation stays. These orders direct hospital billing and payment, as well as patient out-of-pocket expenses. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) audits hospital billing for Medicare beneficiaries, historically through the Recovery Audit program. A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report identified problems in the hospital appeals process of Recovery Audit program audits to which CMS proposed reforms...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411294/hospital-medicine-and-perioperative-care-a-framework-for-high-quality-high-value-collaborative-care
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Rachel E Thompson, Kurt Pfeifer, Paul J Grant, Cornelia Taylor, Barbara Slawski, Christopher Whinney, Laurence Wellikson, Amir K Jaffer
BACKGROUND: Hospitalists have long been involved in optimizing perioperative care for medically complex patients. In 2015, the Society of Hospital Medicine organized the Perioperative Care Work Group to summarize this experience and to develop a framework for providing optimal perioperative care. METHODS: The work group, which consisted of perioperative care experts from institutions throughout the United States, reviewed current hospitalist-based perioperative care programs, compiled key issues in each perioperative phase, and developed a framework to highlight essential elements to be considered...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399675/evaluating-the-appropriateness-of-hospital-doctors-requests-for-pulmonary-function-tests-beyond-basic-spirometry-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Krishna Bajee Sriram, Zoe Fountain, Jessica Hockenhull, Debbie Zagami
OBJECTIVES: Hospitalists request 'complete' pulmonary function tests (PFTs), typically comprising of spirometry, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and absolute lung volumes (ALVs), the results of which assist in the management of patients with respiratory disorders. Recently, concerns have been raised about over-requesting of 'complete' PFTs, but there is a paucity of information on the proportion of requests that can be considered clinically inappropriate. This study prospectively evaluated the 'complete' PFTs requested in a hospital service and assessed the impact of medical review of the requests...
April 19, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375816/confidence-with-and-barriers-to-serious-illness-communication-a-national-survey-of-hospitalists
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Leah B Rosenberg, Jeff Greenwald, Bartho Caponi, Ami Doshi, Howard Epstein, Jeff Frank, Elizabeth Lindenberger, Nick Marzano, Lynnea M Mills, Rab Razzak, James Risser, Wendy G Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To describe the concerns, confidence, and barriers of practicing hospitalists around serious illness communication. BACKGROUND: Hospitalist physicians are optimally positioned to provide primary palliative care, yet their experiences in serious illness communication are not well described. METHODS: Web-based survey, conducted in May 2016. The survey link was distributed via email to 4000 members of the Society of Hospital Medicine...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369754/association-of-physician-specialty-with-hospice-referral-for-hospitalized-nursing-home-patients-with-advanced-dementia
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Claire K Ankuda, Susan L Mitchell, Pedro Gozalo, Vince Mor, David Meltzer, Joan M Teno
OBJECTIVES: Hospitalists hospice referral patterns have been unstudied. This study aims to examine hospice referral rates by attending type for hospitalized nursing home (NH) residents with advanced cognitive impairment (ACI) at the time of discharge between 2000 and 2010. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Hospitalized NH residents age ≥66 drawn from the 20% sample of Medicare beneficiaries with ACI, 4 or more activities of daily living (ADL) impairments on last minimum data set (MDS) assessment completed within 120 days of admission (n = 128,989)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367375/the-hospital-score-and-lace-index-as-predictors-of-30-day-readmission-in-a-retrospective-study-at-a-university-affiliated-community-hospital
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Robert Robinson, Tamer Hudali
INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmissions are common, expensive, and a key target of the Medicare Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Validated risk assessment tools such as the HOSPITAL score and LACE index have been developed to identify patients at high risk of hospital readmission so they can be targeted for interventions aimed at reducing the rate of readmission. This study aims to evaluate the utility of HOSPITAL score and LACE index for predicting hospital readmission within 30 days in a moderate-sized university affiliated hospital in the midwestern United States...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365002/national-survey-on-pediatric-acute-agitation-and-behavioral-escalation-in-academic-inpatient-pediatric-care-settings
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Nasuh Malas, Linden Spital, Jason Fischer, Yu Kawai, David Cruz, Patricia Keefer
BACKGROUND: Pediatric acute agitation and behavioral escalation (PAABE) is common and disruptive to pediatric inpatient health care. There is a paucity of literature on PAABE in noncritical care inpatient pediatric care settings with little consensus on its evaluation and management. METHODS: In January 2016, a 34-question survey was e-mailed to pediatric hospitalists and consultation-liaison psychiatrists through their respective professional listservs. Excluded responses included incomplete surveys, and surveys from providers in community care settings...
January 27, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362539/whither-the-pulmonary-ward-attending-preserving-subspecialty-exposure-in-united-states-internal-medicine-residency-training
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Lekshmi Santhosh, Jennifer Babik, Mark R Looney, Harry Hollander
Twenty years ago, the term "hospitalist" was coined at the University of California-San Francisco (San Francisco, CA), heralding a new specialty focused on the care of inpatients. There are now more than 50,000 hospitalists practicing in the United States. At many academic medical centers, hospitalists are largely replacing subspecialists as attendings on the inpatient medicine wards. At University of California-San Francisco, this has been accompanied by declining percentages of residency graduates who enter subspecialty training in internal medicine...
April 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362247/a-qualitative-study-of-hospitalists-perceptions-of-patient-satisfaction-metrics-on-pain-management
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Susan L Calcaterra, Anne D Drabkin, Reina Doyle, Sarah E Leslie, Ingrid A Binswanger, Joseph W Frank, Jennifer A Reich, Stephen Koester
Hospital initiatives to promote pain management may unintentionally contribute to excessive opioid prescribing. To better understand hospitalists' perceptions of satisfaction metrics on pain management, the authors conducted 25 interviews with hospitalists. Transcribed interviews were systematically analyzed to identify emergent themes. Hospitalists felt institutional pressure to earn high satisfaction scores for pain, which they perceived influenced practices toward opioid prescribing. They felt tying compensation to satisfaction scores commoditized pain...
January 2017: Hospital Topics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350636/the-impact-of-hospital-health-network-affiliation-on-discharge-communication-preferences-of-primary-care-providers
#13
David Y Ming, Alyssa M Stephany, John A Gallis, Benjamin J Powers
Primary care physicians (PCPs) experience differential postdischarge access to electronic health records, depending upon affiliation with the discharging hospital's health network. To better understand whether this affiliation impacts discharge communication preferences, we surveyed a convenience sample of PCPs in and out of our hospital's health network. We also surveyed hospitalists and compared PCPs' and hospitalists' responses. We found that PCP discharge communication preferences differed by hospital health network affiliation...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346245/hospitalist-versus-subspecialist-perspectives-on-reasons-timing-and-impact-of-consultation
#14
Kelly Pacitti, Anne Mathew, Amanda Royse, John O Elliott, Kim Jordan
BACKGROUND: Hospitalists frequently consult medical subspecialists in the management of inpatients. Given the potential impact on health resource utilization, it is important to understand the working relationship between these groups. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of hospitalists, n = 655, and subspecialists across Ohio (nephrologists and endocrinologists), n = 293, was conducted to investigate perceptions and communication about reasons, timing, and impact of hospital consultations...
March 24, 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320018/annals-for-hospitalists-21-march-2017
#15
David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320015/annals-for-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-what-do-french-wine-and-hospital-infections-have-in-common
#16
Payal K Patel, Sanjay Saint
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318174/the-role-of-pediatric-hospitalists-in-coordinating-the-care-provided-to-children-with-medical-complexity
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EDITORIAL
Susana Rodríguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301697/managing-opioid-withdrawal-for-hospital-patients-in-custody
#18
Connie R Shi, Manjinder S Kandola, Matthew Tobey, Elizabeth Singer
Dr. Brown, a hospitalist, admits Mark, a patient transferred from a local jail for management of cellulitis. The patient, who was taken into custody two days prior to hospital admission, has a history of intravenous heroin use. Mark explains that he had been prescribed buprenorphine-naloxone maintenance therapy for opioid use disorder for several years prior to being arrested and had not used other opioids during that time. As a policy, the jail where Mark is detained does not prescribe opioid agonists, and his maintenance therapy was stopped upon his arrival there...
March 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288254/variation-in-physician-spending-and-association-with-patient-outcomes
#19
Yusuke Tsugawa, Ashish K Jha, Joseph P Newhouse, Alan M Zaslavsky, Anupam B Jena
Importance: While the substantial variation in health care spending across regions and hospitals is well known, key clinical decisions are ultimately made by physicians. However, the degree to which spending varies across physicians and the clinical consequences of that variation are unknown. Objective: To investigate variation in spending across physicians and its association with patient outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: For this retrospective data analysis, we analyzed a 20% random sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries 65 years and older who were hospitalized with a nonelective medical condition and treated by a general internist between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2014...
March 13, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283207/perceptions-of-caring-for-adolescents-with-eating-disorders-hospitalized-on-a-general-pediatric-unit
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Whitney Harken, Joan Maxwell, Margaret Hainline, Lauren Pollack, Cristine Roberts
PURPOSE: To describe the perceptions of inpatient pediatric hospitalist physicians (HPs), registered nurses (RNs), and care assistants (CAs) at a tertiary pediatric hospital regarding caring for children with eating disorders (EDs) who are hospitalized for medical stabilization. DESIGN AND METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study was conducted using semi-structured individual interviews with aforementioned health care workers (HCWs) to explore their perspectives on caring for children/adolescents with EDs in relation to recent initiatives to transform their care...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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