keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

"Patient flow"

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341529/-when-the-ward-overflows%C3%A2-the-impact-of-outlying-beds-on-patient-care
#1
Valérie Mosimann, Olivier Lamy, Julien Castioni
Due to the chronic lack of beds in hospitals, patients are often hospitalized in other departments (outlier patients), with a responsible physician working in another department. This causes increased thromboembolics risks, nosocomial infections, falls and delirium in the elderly, morbidity and mortality. Outlier patients, compared to standard patients, stay longer in the emergency department and their discharge documents are available later. Outlying is used daily in the CHUV hospital and new strategies are elaborated to manage patient flow, especially during the flu epidemic...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330584/a-dedicated-neurologist-at-the-emergency-department-during-out-of-office-hours-decreases-patients-length-of-stay-and-admission-percentages
#2
M Christien van der Linden, Crispijn L van den Brand, Ido R van den Wijngaard, Roeline A Y de Beaufort, Naomi van der Linden, Korné Jellema
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (EDs) worldwide face crowding, which hampers patient flow. In this study, the impact of a dedicated neurologist present at the ED on patient flow during out-of-office hours was assessed. METHODS: A cross-sectional, mixed methods study was undertaken at a Dutch ED, including a pre-post analysis of data of patients who had a primary neurological disease (n = 458) and staff surveys (n = 152). Descriptive statistics and content analysis were used for analyses...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289415/insights-from-the-design-and-implementation-of-a-single-entry-model-of-referral-for-total-joint-replacement-surgery-critical-success-factors-and-unanticipated-consequences
#3
Zaheed Damani, Gail MacKean, Eric Bohm, Tom Noseworthy, Jenney Meng Han Wang, Brie DeMone, Brock Wright, Deborah A Marshall
BACKGROUND: Single-entry models (SEMs) in healthcare allow patients to see the next-available provider and have been shown to improve waiting times, access and patient flow for preference-sensitive, scheduled services. The Winnipeg Central Intake Service (WCIS) for hip and knee replacement surgery was implemented to improve access in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. This paper describes the system's design/implementation; successes, challenges, and unanticipated consequences. METHODS: On two occasions, during and following implementation, we interviewed all members of the WCIS project team, including processing engineers, waiting list coordinators, administrators and policy-makers regarding their experiences...
November 4, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284734/impact-of-prehospital-triage-scales-to-detect-large-vessel-occlusion-on-resource-utilization-and-time-to-treatment
#4
Ludwig Schlemm, Martin Ebinger, Christian H Nolte, Matthias Endres
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prehospital stroke severity scales may help to triage acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) for direct transportation to a comprehensive stroke center. The impact on resource use and time to reperfusion treatment for patients with and without LVO is unknown. METHODS: Based on empirical distributions of stroke symptom severity, prehospital delay times, and stroke symptom severity-dependent likelihood of LVO, we simulate prehospital incidents of stroke-like symptoms in abstract geographical environments to estimate the impact of prehospital triage strategies based on different cutoffs of the rapid arterial occlusion evaluation scale...
December 28, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282772/planning-without-action-and-action-without-planning-examining-a-regional-health-system-s-efforts-to-improve-patient-flow-1998-2013
#5
Sara A Kreindler
Most health care organizations engage in formal and informal planning, yet their improvement initiatives may remain disjointed and reactive. Research on organizational decision-making has found that the "discovery" approach (seek and assess multiple options before selecting one) outperforms "idea imposition" (identify 1 option, then gather information to [dis]confirm it), yet is observed relatively infrequently. Might this imply that discovery frequently collapses before fruition? This qualitative study sought to better understand the planning-action disjunction, as observed in 1 organization, by comparing its planning processes against the discovery approach...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282069/health-system-s-response-for-physician-workforce-shortages-and-the-upcoming-crisis-in-ethiopia-a-grounded-theory-research
#6
Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen, Miliard Derbew
BACKGROUND: A rapid transition from severe physician workforce shortage to massive production to ensure the physician workforce demand puts the Ethiopian health care system in a variety of challenges. Therefore, this study discovered how the health system response for physician workforce shortage using the so-called flooding strategy was viewed by different stakeholders. METHODS: The study adopted the grounded theory research approach to explore the causes, contexts, and consequences (at the present, in the short and long term) of massive medical student admission to the medical schools on patient care, medical education workforce, and medical students...
December 28, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280906/evaluating-and-improving-the-efficiency-of-patient-flow-in-the-bronchoscopy-suite-in-a-tertiary-care-center-a-qi-project
#7
Armin Krvavac, Ghassan Kamel, Pujan P Patel, Erin Rakey, John Mwangi, Zafar Jamkhana, Setu Patolia
PURPOSE: The bronchoscopy suite is where pulmonologists perform the majority of their procedures like bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and navigational bronchoscopy among others. Faculty and fellows in our division have reported multiple delays in the procedure start time in our bronchoscopy. OBJECTIVES: Objectives of the study were (1) to identify the areas of delays in procedure start time, (2) to identify potential high-yield areas of interventions to reduce delays, (3) to assess the impact of interventions on efficacy of bronchoscopy suit...
January 2018: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249343/a-universal-deep-learning-approach-for-modeling-the-flow-of-patients-under-different-severities
#8
Shancheng Jiang, Kwai-Sang Chin, Kwok L Tsui
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The Accident and Emergency Department (A&ED) is the frontline for providing emergency care in hospitals. Unfortunately, relative A&ED resources have failed to keep up with continuously increasing demand in recent years, which leads to overcrowding in A&ED. Knowing the fluctuation of patient arrival volume in advance is a significant premise to relieve this pressure. Based on this motivation, the objective of this study is to explore an integrated framework with high accuracy for predicting A&ED patient flow under different triage levels, by combining a novel feature selection process with deep neural networks...
February 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243687/sutureless-valves-and-the-quality-of-perfusion-towards-a-goal-directed-aortic-valve-replacement
#9
Antonino S Rubino, Carmelo Mignosa
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to assess the potential differences in respecting the principles of goal-directed perfusion between aortic valve replacement with sutureless vs conventional stented bioprostheses. METHODS: Data from 94 consecutive patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with Perceval sutureless valve, with or without concomitant CABG, were compared to a contemporary cohort of 116 patients receiving conventional stented bioprostheses. Propensity score matching was used to reduce selection bias...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241982/monocyte-profile-in-peripheral-blood-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-patients
#10
Ana G S Angelo, Carla T C Neves, Thalita F Lobo, Ramon V C Godoy, Érika Ono, Rosiane Mattar, Silvia Daher
OBJECTIVE: Gestational diabetes Mellitus has been considered an inflammatory disease involving different cells and mediators in its development. The role of innate immune cells in GDM physiopathology remains unclear, therefore this study was conducted to assess monocyte profile in GDM patients. DESIGN: This was a case-control study including 20 glucose-tolerant pregnant women (controls) and 18 GDM patients. METHODS: Flow cytometry was used to assess peripheral blood monocytes subsets (classical, intermediate, non-classical), the expression of TLR4 and CCR2 chemokine receptor (CD192) and cytokines (TNFA, IL6, IL10) secretion by monocytes subsets...
December 11, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240850/hospitalist-and-internal-medicine-leaders-perspectives-of-early-discharge-challenges-at-academic-medical-centers
#11
Hemali Patel, Margaret C Fang, Michelle Mourad, Adrienne Green, Robert M Wachter, Ryan D Murphy, James D Harrison
Improving early discharges may improve patient flow and increase hospital capacity. We conducted a national survey of academic medical centers addressing the prevalence, importance, and effectiveness of early-discharge initiatives. We assembled a list of hospitalist and general internal medicine leaders at 115 US-based academic medical centers. We emailed each institutional representative a 30-item online survey regarding early-discharge initiatives. The survey included questions on discharge prioritization, the prevalence and effectiveness of early-discharge initiatives, and barriers to implementation...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233656/the-atypical-protein-kinase-riok3-contributes-to-glioma-cell-proliferation-survival-migration-invasion-and-the-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#12
Tong Zhang, Daofei Ji, Peng Wang, Liang Dong, Lei Jin, Hengliang Shi, Xuejiao Liu, Qingming Meng, Rutong Yu, Shangfeng Gao
The RIO (right open reading frame) protein kinases include RIOK1, RIOK2 and RIOK3. Emerging evidence has suggested an important role of RIO kinases in cancer cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion. However, the expression profile and specific roles of RIOK3 are largely unknown during glioma progression. In the current study, quantitative real-time PCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemical analysis showed that RIOK3 was upregulated in glioma tissues. Available database analysis revealed that higher levels of RIOK3 were associated with poorer survival outcome in glioma patients...
December 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223696/key-players-in-key-roles-the-baystate-patient-progress-initiative-to-improve-emergency-department-efficiency-and-productivity
#13
Niels K Rathlev, Jacqualyn Anderson, Joseph Schmidt, Joeli Hettler, Lynn Garreffi, Molly Gray, Douglas Neal, Paul Visintainer
BACKGROUND: The percentage of patients who leave the emergency department without being seen by a provider is a measure of efficiency and presents risk-management concerns. The number of patients actually "seen" by a provider is a measure of productivity. The opening of our new emergency department in December 2012, resulted in increases in both demand and the percentage of patients who left without being seen. Operational nursing leadership managed ED patient flow, but the structure was loosely organized on an ad hoc basis...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208530/analytical-performances-of-simultaneous-detection-of-hiv-1-hiv-2-and-hepatitis-c-specific-antibodies-and-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-hbsag-by-multiplex-immunochromatographic-rapid-test-with-serum-samples-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Leman Robin, Ralph-Sydney Mboumba Bouassa, Zita Aleyo Nodjikouambaye, Laura Charmant, Mathieu Matta, Sylvie Simon, Mounir Filali, Souleymane Mboup, Laurent Bélec
BACKGROUND: The HIV/HCV/HBsAg Triplex consists in manually performed, visually interpreted, lateral flow, immunochromatographic rapid diagnostic test simultaneously detecting in 15min human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 and HIV-2 and hepatitis C virus (HCV)- specific antibodies (Ab) (IgG and IgM) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum, plasma and whole blood. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted on a prospective panel of serum samples from adult inpatients included from routine analysis irrespectively of age and sex, including 250 sera positive for HIV-1-specific Ab, 250 for HCV-specific Ab, 250 for HBsAg and 250 sera negative for HIV- and HCV- Ab and HBsAg, and from 110 HIV-2-infected patients living in Ivory Coast, according to the results obtained by the reference chemiluminiscent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) Abbott Architect i2000SR analyzer (Abbott Diagnostic, Chicago, IL, USA)...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204772/a-stochastic-tabu-search-algorithm-to-align-physician-schedule-with-patient-flow
#15
Nazgol Niroumandrad, Nadia Lahrichi
In this study, we consider the pretreatment phase for cancer patients. This is defined as the period between the referral to a cancer center and the confirmation of the treatment plan. Physicians have been identified as bottlenecks in this process, and the goal is to determine a weekly cyclic schedule that improves the patient flow and shortens the pretreatment duration. High uncertainty is associated with the arrival day, profile and type of cancer of each patient. We also include physician satisfaction in the objective function...
December 4, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198239/medical-response-to-the-tianjin-explosions-lessons-learned
#16
Jin-Jun Zhang, Tian-Bing Wang, Da Fan, Jun Zhang, Bao-Guo Jiang
BACKGROUND: On August 12, 2015, a hazardous chemical explosion occurred in the Tianjin Port of China. The explosions resulted in 165 deaths, 8 missing people, injuries to thousands of people. We present the responses of emergency medical services and hospitals to the explosions and summarize the lessons that can be learned. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of the responses of emergency medical services and hospitals to the Tianjin explosions. Data on injuries, outcomes, and patient flow were obtained from the government and the hospitals...
December 4, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196350/frequency-of-stepping-down-antibiotics-and-nebuliser-treatment-is-lower-at-weekends-compared-to-weekdays-an-observational-study
#17
Sarah Lewis, Tessa Langley, Julia Lacey, Rob Skelly, Mark Norwood, Nigel Sturrock, Andrew Fogarty
We hypothesised that delays in providing non-urgent medication step-downs at weekends to medical management may be associated with increased length of stay.In a novel use of electronic prescribing data, we analysed emergency admissions from a busy acute medical hospital over 52 weeks from November 2014 to October 2015. The main outcomes of interest were switching from intravenous antibiotics to oral antibiotics and stopping nebulised bronchodilators. The rate of switching from intravenous to oral antibiotics was lower on Saturdays and Sundays compared with weekdays, and the rate of stopping nebulised bronchodilators was similarly lower at weekends (p<0...
December 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183366/the-effect-on-the-patient-flow-in-local-health-care-services-after-closing-a-suburban-primary-care-emergency-department-a-controlled-longitudinal-follow-up-study
#18
Katri Mustonen, Jarmo Kantonen, Timo Kauppila
BACKGROUND: It has not been studied what happens to patient flow to EDs and other parts of local health care system if distances to ED services are manipulated as a part of health policy in urban areas. METHODS: The present work was an observational and quasi-experimental study with a control and it was based on before-after comparisons. The impact of terminating a geographically distant suburban primary care ED on patient flow to doctors in local public primary care EDs, office-hour primary care, secondary care EDs and in private primary care was studied...
November 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175969/time-and-motion-studies-of-national-health-service-cataract-theatre-lists-to-determine-strategies-to-improve-efficiency
#19
Harry W Roberts, James Myerscough, Simone Borsci, Melody Ni, David P S O'Brart
AIM: To provide a quantitative assessment of cataract theatre lists focusing on productivity and staffing levels/tasks using time and motion studies. METHODS: National Health Service (NHS) cataract theatre lists were prospectively observed in five different institutions (four NHS hospitals and one private hospital). Individual tasks and their timings of every member of staff were recorded. Multiple linear regression analyses were performed to investigate possible associations between individual timings and tasks...
November 24, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175310/no-more-code-black-intervention-to-improve-inpatient-flow-at-a-large-public-hospital
#20
Charles E Coffey, Valda Carter, Eric Wei, Douglas Hutcheon, John P Gruen, Annie Anonas-Ternate, Rebecca Sandoval, Annie Marquez, Laura Sarff, Brad Spellberg
Code Black is a documentary movie, and now television series, whose name derives from a term used to describe critical hospital overcrowding resulting in dangerously inadequate patient flow. The Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center is a large, urban, public hospital with a long history of spending substantial amounts of time in Code Black-indeed the movie was created by a former Emergency Medicine resident at LAC+USC Medical Center. To change years of inadequate inpatient flow, we implemented time-limited cardiac monitoring criteria and empowered existing staff to enforce admission and downgrade criteria for our telemetry, step-down care unit, and intensive care units...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
keyword
keyword
89053
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"