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Diagnoses and timing of 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia.
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Among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries hospitalized for HF, acute MI, or pneumonia, 30-day readmissions were frequent throughout the month after hospitalization and resulted from a similar spectrum of readmission diagnoses regardless of age, sex, race, or time after discharge. Expand
Factors associated with hospital admission and critical illness among 5279 people with coronavirus disease 2019 in New York City: prospective cohort study
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Age and comorbidities were found to be strong predictors of hospital admission and to a lesser extent of critical illness and mortality in people with coronavirus disease 2019 in the United States; however, impairment of oxygen on admission and markers of inflammation were most strongly associated with critical illnesses and mortality. Expand
Hospital Strategies Associated With 30-Day Readmission Rates for Patients With Heart Failure
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The magnitude of the effects was modest with individual strategies associated with less than half a percentage point reduction in RSRRs; however, hospitals that implemented more strategies had significantly lower RSRRS (reduction of 0.34 percentage point for each additional strategy). Expand
Factors associated with hospitalization and critical illness among 4,103 patients with COVID-19 disease in New York City
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Age and comorbidities are powerful predictors of hospitalization; however, admission oxygen impairment and markers of inflammation are most strongly associated with critical illness. Expand
Dropping the baton: a qualitative analysis of failures during the transition from emergency department to inpatient care.
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The transfer of a patient from the ED to internal medicine can be associated with adverse events, and systems-based interventions could ameliorate many of these and potentially improve patient safety. Expand
US emergency department performance on wait time and length of visit.
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A minority of hospitals consistently achieved recommended wait times for all ED patients, and fewer than half of hospitals consistent admitted their ED patients within 6 hours. Expand
Quality of discharge practices and patient understanding at an academic medical center.
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Patient perceptions of discharge care quality and self-rated understanding were high, and written discharge instructions were generally comprehensive although not consistently clear, however, follow-up appointments and advance discharge planning were deficient, and patient understanding of key aspects of postdischarge care was poor. Expand
Consequences of inadequate sign-out for patient care.
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Omission of key information during sign-out can have important adverse consequences for patients and health care providers. Expand
Contemporary evidence about hospital strategies for reducing 30-day readmissions: a national study.
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Although most hospitals have a written objective of reducing preventable readmissions of patients with heart failure or AMI, the implementation of recommended practices varied widely and more evidence establishing the effectiveness of various practices is needed. Expand
Transfers of patient care between house staff on internal medicine wards: a national survey.
TLDR
Although transfers of care are increasingly frequent, few internal medicine residency programs have comprehensive transfer of care systems in place, and most do not provide formal training in sign-out skills to all residents. Expand
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