Rounding to make the hospital go ‘round
December 8, 2020
There is an increasing ask for hospitalist groups to partner with hospital operations to achieve certain goals.
Higher 10-day mortality of lower-acuity patients during times of increased ED crowding
December 7, 2020
Does ED crowding affect 10-day mortality for patients triaged as lower acuity who do not require inpatient hospitalization and are discharged home?
Adverse events occur in LTC residents transitioning from hospital to nursing home
November 30, 2020
What are the frequency, severity, and preventability of adverse events occurring during the 45 days after hospitalization for residents of long-term care facilities?
Predicting patient risk of medication-related harm
November 18, 2020
Clinicians can calculate the risk of a patient suffering medication-related harm post-discharge.
Monthly needlestick rates suggest a steep learning curve
November 12, 2020
Nonsurgical specialists should receive more training in injury prevention.
AMA discharge linked to increased readmissions, discontinuity of care
November 3, 2020
What is the impact of discharge against medical advice (AMA) on 30-day readmission rates and outcomes on subsequent hospitalization?
Hospitalists are natural leaders in the COVID-19 battle
October 30, 2020
Hospitalists have played leading roles in their health systems’ response to the pandemic.
PICC lines often used inappropriately in advanced CKD patients
October 26, 2020
How common is peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) use in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), and are there associated complications?
Hospitalists and unit-based assignments
October 16, 2020
The push for geographic rounding comes from the need to achieve excellence in patient care and efficiency in work flow.
The ally in the waiting room
October 5, 2020
Daily communication between hospitalists and a patient’s loved one is important to give a sense that the patient is looked after.