Mark R. Chassin, FACP, outlines his role as President of The Joint Commission.
Physician judgment and Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations should play bigger role in 2-midnight rule, CMS has proposed.
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ACP Hospitalist is seeking candidates for our third annual Top Hospitalists issue. We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in 2010, whether through exceptional clinical skills, improved work flow, patient safety,
University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va., improved the signout of patients from one resident to another.
Patients with interhospital stroke transfers had higher mortality, more severe disability than front-door patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The differing characteristics of patients who are transferred should be accounted for in the quality measurements of receiving hospitals, the study authors suggested.
When choosing a QI project, it's important to think before you act.
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Frailty associated with failure to rescue after surgery, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The results suggest that the risk-benefit ratio of even minor elective procedures needs to be carefully considered in individuals who are considered frail, the study authors said.
Medicare's recent announcement that it will stop paying for some hospital-acquired conditions has hospitals ramping up their quality improvement efforts, and some experts predict that hospitalists are likely to find themselves center stage.