Siva H. Yedlapati, MD, MPH
When Do Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Inform Readmission Risk?
July 6, 2015
Clinical question: Among patients discharged from the hospital, how do patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures change after discharge, and can they predict readmission or ED visit? Background: Variables to predict 30-day rehospitalizations of discharged general medical patients have been looked i
PRONE Score Can Track Medicolegal Complaints
July 6, 2015
Clinical question: Is there a standardized way to identify doctors at high risk of incurring repeated medicolegal events? Background: Medicolegal agencies react to episodes of substandard care rather than intervening to prevent them due to lack of robust prediction tools at the individual practit
Novel Rapid Response Team Can Decrease Non-ICU Cardiopulmonary Arrests, Mortality
July 1, 2015
Clinical question: Can novel configured rapid response teams (RRTs) improve non-ICU cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) and overall hospital mortality rate? Background: RRTs are primarily executed in hospital settings to avert non-ICU CPA through early detection and intervention.
Continued Statin Therapy Has No Survival Benefit in Advanced Life-Limiting Illness
June 16, 2015
Clinical question: What is the impact of statin discontinuation in palliative care setting? Background: There is compelling evidence for prescribing statins for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease for patients with long life expectancy, but there is no evidence to guide deci