Transitions of Care
Clinical question: Is there an association between time to completion of discharge summary and hospital readmission?
Staffing, reimbursement, and patient populations vary widely. Experts suggest training, and opportunities for improvement.
As PAC expands, hospital medicine’s role – and leadership – will be key.
Scott Sears, MD, chief clinical officer for Sound Physicians in Tacoma, Wash., discusses why patients without health insurance put hospitalists in...
Nearly three-quarters of hospitals will be receiving penalties from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2016 for excess...
Presenter: Elizabeth Harry, MD Summation: Dr. Harry structured her talk on Jonathan Sweller’s theory of Cognitive Load.
Study outlines those elements of discharge summaries most helpful to physicians, patients
A widely cited statistic in the national readmissions debate holds that one in five acute hospital discharges will lead to a readmission within 30...
A new study on transitions of care gives hospitalists a view from the other side. Published recently online in the Journal of Hospital Medicine,...
Hospitalists must begin to pay attention to the cost side of the value equation