Journal of Hospital Medicine

Weekend discharge not linked to increased readmission

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), and pneumonia, weekend discharge is not associated with 30-day readmission, according to a study published online June 30 ...

Jul 12, 2015
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Intervention boosts hospital discharge communication

(HealthDay)—Implementation of standardized communication processes can improve the reliability of verbal communication between hospitalists and primary care physicians (PCPs) at hospital discharge, according to a study ...

Jun 05, 2015
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Quality improvement intervention cuts tests ordered

(HealthDay)—Implementation of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention is associated with a decrease in the number of ordered laboratory tests, according to a study published online March 21 in the Journal of Hospital ...

Apr 01, 2015
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