Journal of Hospital Medicine – Jan. 2018
January 24, 2018
Read the latest from the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the premier publication for dissemination of research for the specialty of hospital medicine.
Homelessness: Whose job is it?
January 5, 2018
Addressing the significant known health disparities faced by homeless persons is one of the greatest health equity challenges of our time.
Choosing location after discharge wisely
January 3, 2018
With a principal focus on hospital length of stay, we have prioritized when patients are ready to leave over where they go after they leave.
How will SNF readmissions penalties affect hospitalists?
December 19, 2017
Skilled nursing facilities will soon be penalized up to 2% of their Medicare reimbursement for posting higher-than-average rates of hospital readmissions.
Transition in care from the MICU to the ward
December 15, 2017
Patient handoffs where both receiving and transferring providers share the same mental model result in better outcomes.
Consider ‘impactibility’ to prevent hospital readmissions
December 11, 2017
Predictive models and clinicians together might produce more effective decisions than either does alone.
Using post-acute and long-term care quality report cards
December 7, 2017
Hospitalists and discharge planners should engage and assist patients, families, and caregivers in the decision making process.
Delving into the details
December 1, 2017
Project reveals the fundamental difficulty of clinical decision-making in the first 24 hours of a patient’s admission.
Patient handoffs and research methods
November 15, 2017
One of the benefits of asking open-ended questions is the ability to glean a large amount of information.
Identifying high-value care practices
November 8, 2017
A high-value care rounding tool could be used to measure the relationship between HVC behaviors and actual patient outcomes.