Transitions of Care
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
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.