Anca Andrei

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Discharge summaries are intended to transfer important clinical information from inpatient to outpatient settings and between hospital admissions. The authors created a point scale that rated summaries in 4 key areas and applied the scale at a community teaching hospital over 3 years. Charts of 150 patients were selected equally from those discharged early(More)
BACKGROUND Enrolling patients in studies of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (pdac) is challenging because of the high fatality of the disease. We hypothesized that a prospective clinic-based study with rapid ascertainment would result in high participation rates. Using that strategy, we established the Quebec Pancreas Cancer Study (qpcs) to investigate the(More)
Intensity of hospital services is often estimated by length of stay (LOS). Increasing demands for documentation in the medical record suggested to us an alternate method: weighing the chart. In a retrospective study, we compared LOS and chart weight as predictors of actual hospital costs at a community teaching hospital. We reviewed a sample of 123 patients(More)
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