During this conversation, hospitalists should sit down with the patient and review care and status, said Robert Chang, MD, ACP Member, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of ... Hospitalists should work with the care team
More robust coverage of consultation medicine, rehabilitation medicine, oncology, palliative care, and transitions of care is included. ... Part one, the specialty of hospital medicine and systems of care, addresses value-based medicine, critical
a good job with transitions of care,” he said. ... by ensuring that acute symptoms are resolving, giving clear instructions for symptom management at home, as now the standard of care for conditions like asthma, and explicitly communicating the
One of the common findings in these hospitals was the degree to which the hospitalists were integrally incorporated into the quality improvement activities, particularly those focused on the transitions of care. ... Another important area in which
A primary care nurse practitioner visited her patients during and after hospital admissions to improve transitions of care. ... If they needed any labs or diagnostic imaging or referrals, that got taken care of,” she said.
The March issue of ACP Hospitalist is now online, with stories about substance abuse in physicians, a novel transitions-of-care program, and cardiac monitoring. ... Oregon Health & Science University helped improve care transitions by paying community
Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. “But serial measurements of BNP are not as helpful when managing the care of a patient, such as monitoring the effectiveness of therapy, or ... during transitions of care.
Q: How are readmissions related to transitions of care? A: Research suggests a significant proportion of cardiovascular readmissions may be preventable because they are related to poor transitions of care. ... There are groups like the National Quality
The data also suggest little variability between hospitals in managing transitions of care among patients discharged after heart failure hospitalization, they said. ... Among all 1,088 cases, 340 (31%) were admitted to intensive care units, and of the
It all feeds into the idea of co-management” and transitions of care, said Dr. ... Rogers. Besides glycemic control, he has created multidisciplinary teams around nurse-physician communication, VTE prophylaxis, transitions of care, and creation of many