Attending physician workload may affect teaching effectiveness, patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Academic rank and time spent with learners were positively associated with teaching evaluations, and higher midnight census and daily discharges were negatively associated, a single-center study found.
Warnings in a computerized provider order entry system help alert prescribers to risky drugs for the elderly.
Residents report that ‘warm handoffs' enhance patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
One residency program implemented a protocol in which the incoming and outgoing residents met at the end of a ward rotation to sign out and jointly round on sicker patients using a bedside-rounding checklist.
Hospitalists can help create a blame-free atmosphere of openness when it comes to discussing errors in patient care.
Learn steps hospitalists can take to reduce error in their own practices and within their hospitals.
A supplement to the March 5 Annals of Internal Medicine, which offers 11 CME credits, focuses on a recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality–funded project, “Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for
Duty hours may have no effect on patient safety, resident well-being, care continuity | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found.
Computerized provider order entry has a promising, yet unproven, future as a tool for improving overall patient care and safety.
ACP, New York chapter to collaborate to improve patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
ACP announced collaboration this month with the New York ACP chapter to extend New York's medical Near Miss Registry into a national patient safety reporting and professional educational program.
Regionalized care teams and patient safety, guidelines for enteral nutrition in the critically ill.