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While hospital-hospital transfers of pediatric patients are often necessary, some pediatric transfers are potentially avoidable. Pediatric potentially avoidable transfers (PATs) represent a process with high costs and safety risks but few, if any, benefits. To better understand this issue, we described pediatric interfacility transfers with early discharges.
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Name: Pediatric emergency care
We explored the differences in potentially avoidable/unavoidable hospital transfers in a retrospective analysis of Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) Acute Transfer Tools (ACTs) c...
The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) project is a successful, multicomponent demonstration project to reduce po...
The avoidable mortality rate is a key indicator of overall health and health care utilization. However, the avoidable mortality rate may differ by the relative remoteness of a community. Avoidable mor...
Patients with cancer often prefer to avoid time in the hospital; however, data are lacking on the prevalence and predictors of potentially avoidable readmissions (PARs) among those with advanced cance...
Few studies have evaluated impact of emergency department (ED) management on delayed transfers to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Our study objectives were to describe patient characteristic...
Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations (Pah) Are Studied As An Indirect Measure Of Access To Primary Care And Of The Interface Between Primary And Secondary Care. A Previous Work Unveils C...
The aim of this study is to identify lupus patients receiving care at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) who are at high risk for potentially avoidable acute care utilization, inconsistent...
This is a non-randomized Phase II study. Patients determined at initial diagnosis to have a carcinoma of unknown primary site will have their treatment selected with the use of a molecula...
From 10% to 30% of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. These readmissions have negative consequences for the patients ...
Cryopreservation of all embryos and transferring them subsequently in assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles to improve outcome.
Registered nurses with graduate degrees in nursing who provide care to pediatric patients who are acutely or critically ill.
Process of substituting a symbol or code for a term such as a diagnosis or procedure. (from Slee's Health Care Terms, 3d ed.)
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
A method for diagnosis of fetal diseases by sampling the cells of the placental chorionic villi for DNA analysis, presence of bacteria, concentration of metabolites, etc. The advantage over amniocentesis is that the procedure can be carried out in the first trimester.
A set of surgical procedures performed to establish sufficient outflow to the systemic circulation in individuals with univentricular congenital heart malformations, such as HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME, and MITRAL VALVE atresia, associated with systemic outflow obstruction. Follow-on surgeries may be performed and consist of a HEMI-FONTAN PROCEDURE as the stage 2 Norwood procedure and a FONTAN PROCEDURE as the stage 3 Norwood procedure.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...