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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716613/a-novel-use-of-peer-coaching-to-teach-primary-palliative-care-skills-coaching-consultation
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Juliet Jacobsen, Corrine Alexander-Cole, Bethany-Rose Daubman, Dejani Banerji, Joe Greer, Karen o'Brien, Kathleen Doyle, Vicki Jackson
BACKGROUND: We aim to address palliative care workforce shortages by teaching clinicians how to provide primary palliative care through peer coaching. INTERVENTION: We offered peer coaching to internal medicine residents and hospitalists (attendings, nurse practioners, and physician assistants). MEASUREMENTS: An audit of peer coaching encounters and coachee feedback to better understand the applicability of peer coaching in the inpatient setting to teach primary palliative care...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715839/annals-for-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-the-opioid-epidemic-what-s-a-hospitalist-to-do
#2
Pooja Lagisetty, Amy Bohnert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715838/annals-for-hospitalists-celebrating-the-one-year-anniversary-of-an-easier-way-for-hospitalists-to-access-annals
#3
David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715834/annals-for-hospitalists-18-july-2017
#4
David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708848/predicting-all-cause-risk-of-30-day-hospital-readmission-using-artificial-neural-networks
#5
Mehdi Jamei, Aleksandr Nisnevich, Everett Wetchler, Sylvia Sudat, Eric Liu
Avoidable hospital readmissions not only contribute to the high costs of healthcare in the US, but also have an impact on the quality of care for patients. Large scale adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) has created the opportunity to proactively identify patients with high risk of hospital readmission, and apply effective interventions to mitigate that risk. To that end, in the past, numerous machine-learning models have been employed to predict the risk of 30-day hospital readmission. However, the need for an accurate and real-time predictive model, suitable for hospital setting applications still exists...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707548/geographical-assignment-of-hospitalists-in-an-urban-teaching-hospital-feasibility-and-impact-on-efficiency-and-provider-satisfaction
#6
Christine Bryson, Greta Boynton, Anna Stepczynski, Jane Garb, Reva Kleppel, Farzan Irani, Siva Natanasabathpy, Mihaela S Stefan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether implementation of a geographic model of assigning hospitalists is feasible and sustainable in a large hospitalist program and assess its impact on provider satisfaction, perceived efficiency and patient outcomes. METHODS: Pre (3 months) - post (12 months) intervention study conducted from June 2014 through September 2015 at a tertiary care medical center with a large hospitalist program caring for patients scattered in 4 buildings and 16 floors...
July 14, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700508/hospitals-use-of-hospitalists-implications-for-financial-performance
#7
Josué Patien Epané, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Larry Hearld, Nir Menachemi, Bisakha Sen, Stephen O'Connor, Zo Ramamonjiarivelo
BACKGROUND: Hospitalists, or physicians specializing in hospital-based practice, have grown significantly since they were first introduced in the United States in the mid-1990s. Prior studies on the impact of hospitalists have focused on costs and length of stay. However, there is dearth of research exploring the relationship between hospitals' use of hospitalists and organizational performance. PURPOSE: Using a national longitudinal sample of acute care hospitals operating in the United States between 2007 and 2014, this study explores the impact of hospitalists staffing intensity on hospitals' financial performance...
July 11, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699950/the-hospitalized-patient-with-interstitial-lung-disease-a-hospitalist-primer
#8
Erica Farrand, Rupal Shah, Harold Collard
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a diverse group of disorders typically with insidious onset. Diagnosis and management largely occur in the outpatient setting; however, ILD can present acutely necessitating hospitalization. Effective inpatient management requires the clinician to establish an accurate diagnosis and understand the natural history and treatment responsiveness of each ILD subtype. We propose a general framework for approaching the evaluation of hospitalized patients with ILD, and provide focused guidance on key inpatient diagnostic and management decisions...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699946/using-standardized-patients-to-assess-hospitalist-communication-skills
#9
Dennis Chang, Micah Mann, Terry Sommer, Robert Fallar, Alan Weinberg, Erica Friedman
Standardized patients (SPs) have been used to assess communication skills in undergraduate medical education, but no published studies describe the use of SPs in assessing practicing physicians on their communication skills. In this study, done with 23 hospitalists at a large urban academic hospital, 3 SP scenarios, daily rounding, discharge, and interacting with a difficult patient, were created. After each encounter, each hospitalist reviewed their videotape and received feedback from their SP based on a checklist that had 3 core domains: Listen, Courtesy and Respect, and Explain...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694275/the-chief-primary-care-medical-officer-restoring-continuity
#10
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/28688999/assessing-the-implementation-of-a-bedside-service-handoff-on-an-academic-hospitalist-service
#11
Charlie M Wray, Vineet M Arora, Donald Hedeker, David O Meltzer
BACKGROUND: Inpatient service handoffs are a vulnerable transition during a patients' hospitalization. We hypothesized that performing the service handoff at the patients' bedside may be one mechanism to more efficiently transfer patient information between physicians, while further integrating the patient into their hospital care. METHODS: We performed a 6-month prospective study of performing a bedside handoff (BHO) at the service transition on a non-teaching hospitalist service...
July 5, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687265/contextualizing-myocardial-infarction-comorbidities-and-priorities-in-older-adults
#12
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Ashok Krishnaswami, Mathew S Maurer, Karen P Alexander
Cardiovascular care for older adults has become increasingly complex due to a rise in the concurrent comorbidity burden that accompanies senescence. Internists, hospitalists, and cardiologists often encounter geriatric patients with multiple chronic conditions needing acute cardiovascular care. Abnormal cardiac biomarker levels in patients with multiple non-cardiac conditions are a common reason for older adults to enter the hospital. This type of acute coronary syndrome, defined as a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or, more precisely, type 2 myocardial infarction, often leads to substantial consternation...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682741/beyond-hospital-discharge-mechanics-managing-the-discharge-paradox-and-bridging-the-care-chasm
#13
Heather E Canary, Victoria Wilkins
Hospital discharge processes are complex and confusing, and can detrimentally affect patients, families, and providers. This qualitative study investigated pediatric hospital discharge experiences from the perspectives of parents of children with acute and chronic health conditions, primary care providers, and hospitalists. Focus groups and interviews with parents, primary care providers, and hospitalists were used to explore discharge experiences and ideas for improvement offered by participants. Using an iterative approach to analyze data resulted in five major themes for discharge experiences: (a) discharge problems, (b) teamwork, (c) ideal discharge, (d) care chasm, and (e) discharge paradox...
July 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682456/how-hospital-clinicians-select-patients-for-skilled-nursing-facilities
#14
Robert E Burke, Emily Lawrence, Amy Ladebue, Roman Ayele, Brandi Lippmann, Ethan Cumbler, Rebecca Allyn, Jacqueline Jones
OBJECTIVE: To understand how hospital-based clinicians evaluate older adults in the hospital and decide who will be transferred to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for postacute care. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews paired with a qualitative analytical approach informed by Social Constructivist theory. SETTING: Inpatient care units in three hospitals. Purposive sampling was used to maximize variability in hospitals, units within hospitals, and staff on those units...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678983/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-nonblanching-palpable-skin-lesions-with-a-linear-pattern-in-children-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-syndrome
#15
Gregorio P Milani, Sebastiano A G Lava, Vera Ramelli, Mario G Bianchetti
Importance: Linear nonblanching skin lesions are thought to occur very rarely in patients with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. Objective: To examine the prevalence and characteristics of linear nonblanching skin lesions in children with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective case series was conducted at the ambulatory practice of a hospitalist between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2015, among 31 consecutive children with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome...
July 5, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678872/physician-communication-coaching-effects-on-patient-experience
#16
Adrianne Seiler, Alexander Knee, Reham Shaaban, Christine Bryson, Jasmine Paadam, Rohini Harvey, Satoko Igarashi, Christopher LaChance, Evan Benjamin, Tara Lagu
BACKGROUND: Excellent communication is a necessary component of high-quality health care. We aimed to determine whether a training module could improve patients' perceptions of physician communication behaviors, as measured by change over time in domains of patient experience scores related to physician communication. STUDY DESIGN: We designed a comprehensive physician-training module focused on improving specific "etiquette-based" physician communication skills through standardized simulations and physician coaching with structured feedback...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644781/teaching-clinical-ethics-at-the-bedside-william-osler-and-the-essential-role-of-the-hospitalist
#17
Matthew William McCarthy, Joseph J Fins
As the field of hospital medicine celebrates its twenty-first anniversary, we believe it is time to expand its mission to play an even greater role in medical education. Given hospitalists' proximity to students and clinical material, members of this growing cohort of physicians are uniquely positioned to teach normative reasoning, professionalism, communication, and medical ethics in real time to trainees on the wards. But, to do so, we must reimagine the role of the hospitalist in graduate and postgraduate medical education...
June 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640142/the-derivation-and-validation-of-a-simple-model-for-predicting-in-hospital-mortality-of-acutely-admitted-patients-to-internal-medicine-wards
#18
Ali Sakhnini, Walid Saliba, Naama Schwartz, Naiel Bisharat
Limited information is available about clinical predictors of in-hospital mortality in acute unselected medical admissions. Such information could assist medical decision-making.To develop a clinical model for predicting in-hospital mortality in unselected acute medical admissions and to test the impact of secondary conditions on hospital mortality.This is an analysis of the medical records of patients admitted to internal medicine wards at one university-affiliated hospital. Data obtained from the years 2013 to 2014 were used as a derivation dataset for creating a prediction model, while data from 2015 was used as a validation dataset to test the performance of the model...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638567/nephrology-key-information-for-internists
#19
Sohail Abdul Salim, Juan A Medaura, Bharat Malhotra, Vishnu Garla, Shradha Ahuja, Nicki Lawson, Amaleswari Pamarthy, Hardik Sonani, Karthik Kovvuru, Venkataraman Palabindala
Hospitalists and primary care physicians encounter renal disease daily. Although most cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) are secondary to dehydration and resolve by giving fluids, many cases of AKI are due to not uncommon but unfamiliar causes needing nephrology evaluation. Common indications to consult a nephrologist on an emergency basis include hyperkalemia or volume overload in end stage renal disease patients (ESRD). Other causes of immediate consultation are cresenteric glomerulonephritis / rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in which renal prognosis of the patient depends on timely intervention...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
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
#20
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
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