Transitions of Care
Patients' socioeconomic status, functional ability at home play role in rehospitalization risk
Electronic discharge summary template populates core components, incorporates text entries
Regulation stresses screening patients for risk of adverse post-discharge outcomes; need for written discharge policies, procedures
Strong leadership, commitment to improve transitions of care and organizing change are sought-after qualities in hospital candidates
Physicians at Houston Methodist Hospital say program helped them develop higher-quality discharge processes, improve care transitions
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine EVP Explains Hospitalists' Important Role in End-of-Life Planning
Listen to more of our interview with Porter Storey, MD, executive vice president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Experts explain why hospital medicine's role is crucial to patient safety, better outcomes
Comfort-focused treatment approach maximizes patients' quality of life, gives physicians an emotional lift, reduces hospital costs
What steps can hospitals take to reduce readmission rates in patients with heart failure?
Hospitalists should engage outside health-care providers to help safely transition discharged patients