Michael J Wall

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The introduction of the hospitalist co-management model represents an opportunity to improve care by changing the system as it applies to a small group of patients. Eighty-six consecutive patients with multiple comorbidities were selectively enrolled in an academic medical center hospitalist-orthopedic surgery co-management patient care program. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperglycemia has been identified as potent and independent risk factor for adverse outcomes for patients. An initiative was undertaken to reduce hyperglycemia hospitalwide in adults. METHODS In a multistep process, insulin protocols were implemented hospitalwide via an electronic provider order entry system. Education regarding basal bolus(More)
RATIONALE Opioid abuse is increasing, but its impact on critical care resources in the United States is unknown. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that there would be a rising need for critical care among opioid-associated overdoses in the United States. METHODS We analyzed all adult admissions, using a retrospective cohort study from 162 hospitals in 44(More)
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