The proportion of care encounters studied that were preventable remains poorly understood.
If social factors contribute to rehospitalizations, how can hospitalists and their health systems minimize their impact?
Hospitalists should consider new tools for quality improvement.
Quality improvement requires a substantial investment of collective effort and time.
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Students can participate in projects related to quality improvement, patient safety, clinical research, or hospital operations.
The evidence of an association between readmissions and mortality has been complicated and conflicting.
Engagement is challenging and requires a focused effort.
It can help alleviate overcrowding – and much more.
Hospitalists should be ready for the arrival of artificial intelligence.
The focus should be on long-term behavior changes.