Jeff M Riggio

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Bloodstream infections (BSI) are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in people with sickle cell disease (SCD). In children with SCD, BSI are most often caused by encapsulated organisms. There is a surprising paucity of medical literature that is focused on evaluating SCD adults with BSI. We reviewed the charts of adults with SCD and BSI who were(More)
Little is known about the attitudes of physicians-in-training on patient safety, although success in error reduction strategies requires their support. We surveyed house staff and fourth-year medical students from 1 academic institution about their perceptions of adverse patient events. Three hundred twenty-one trainees (41%) completed the survey. Most(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hematological disorder that is manifested primarily by severe pain and chronic organ damage. Little normative data exists on what the usual healthcare utilization is of a population of SCD patients, especially adults. Our study analyzed the office, emergency department (ED) and hospital use data for 142 patients who received(More)
OBJECTIVE A literature review was conducted of studies investigating the effectiveness of paper- and computer-based clinical decision support systems (CDSS) used with or without educational programs designed to increase the use of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis. METHODS Medline was searched on August 9, 2010, without limits on publication year,(More)
Academic physicians face great economic challenges. There is therefore a growing need to increase the efficiency of academic practice. One potential target for improving the "business" of medicine is inpatient billing. Currently many academic centers use "yellow" cards for inpatient billing. This is an inefficient system for capturing patient charges. We(More)
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