Patients discharged during holiday season had less timely follow-up and higher risk of death or readmission
They posited several potential reasons why the holidays could lead to decreased follow-up, such as reduced access to outpatient care, patient postponement, and reduced hospital-based coordination of follow-up ... Rather than rushing to get patients home,
We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in 2010, whether through exceptional clinical skills, improved work flow, patient safety, cost savings, leadership, mentorship or quality improvement.
The authors attempted to balance visitor and patient safety, potential pathogen spread, psychosocial effects of isolation, and feasibility in their recommendations, which were published by Infection Control &Hospital Epidemiology on April
And the institution should build systematic patient safety analysis and improvement into its risk management plan, he said. ... If a clinician or a patient wants help or fears negligence has occurred in a claim, she or he can file with the state's
Primarily, they're gathering the facts and what happened, and that's where the learning and the understanding come in,” said Michele Campbell, RN, MSM, vice president for patient safety and ... Christiana Care has now held more than 200 debriefs
The goal should be to create a safe environment for discussion of systems issues related to patient safety,” said Steven J. ... Physicians should ask two fundamental questions about the episode of care, the developers noted in a 2005 paper published in
Some have distinguished themselves by helping younger physicians get ahead, while others are making great strides in patient safety and care transitions. ... The contest is one of the ways that Dr. George combines her interest in quality improvement and
Maybe she solved a tricky throughput problem or led a safety initiative. ... skills, patient safety, improved workflow, leadership, community involvement, quality improvement, or other areas.
We're trying to simplify patient access and their experience on campus,” he said. ... Janet Colwell is a freelance writer in West Hartford, Conn. Technology experts working for app vendors and hospitals are developing additional potential uses for
Q: What led you to focus on the issues of patient safety and diagnostic error? ... With support from the National Patient Safety Foundation and the VA, almost all hospitals now recognize PSAW.