Transitions of Care
Does morning discharge really improve hospital throughput?
Focus on the actual processes that create bottlenecks preventing throughput.
Hospitalists helped plan COVID-19 field hospitals
Better to plan for too much than not plan for enough, say hospitalists who helped build COVID-19 field hospitals.
New prescription for loop diuretic improves 30-day heart failure outcomes
Does a new prescription for a loop diuretic improve short-term outcomes in patients hospitalized for heart failure?
Symptoms persist in patients after acute COVID-19
What is the duration of symptoms after recovery from acute COVID-19 infection?
Hotspotting does not reduce readmissions
Does the addition of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Provider’s care-transition program prevent hospital readmission in high utilizers of...
Post–acute kidney injury proteinuria predicts subsequent kidney disease progression
Does the degree of proteinuria after an episode of acute kidney injury (AKI) predict subsequent loss of kidney function?
Hospital-level care at home for acutely ill adults may be as safe as inpatient care
Does hospital-level care at home reduce health care cost, usage, and readmission rates?
Hospitalists play key role in advance care planning
It’s important to distinguish advance care planning from advance directives.
Hospital admissions of nursing home patients declined after ACA quality initiatives
Following the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), how have hospital transfer rates from nursing homes for patients with advanced...
Making sense of LAMA discharges
There is no evidence that insurance companies will not pay for LAMA discharges.