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Name: Journal of hospital medicine
There is limited knowledge about how general hospitals and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals fare relative to each other on a broad range of inpatient psychiatry-specific patient safety o...
Hospitals under financial pressure may struggle to maintain quality and patient safety and have worse patient outcomes relative to well-resourced hospitals. Poor predictive validity may explain why pr...
Newly enacted policies at the state and federal level in the United States require acute care hospitals to engage in sepsis quality improvement. However, responding to these policies requires consider...
In hospitals, case management (CM) on hospital wards is essential for maintaining a high level of quality and efficiency of care. The present study examined how CM at the Point of Care (POC) can be op...
This study aimed to refine and validate a tool to measure safety culture and leadership in Australian hospitals.
Background: Asthma affects nearly 10% of American children, and is a leading cause of pediatric emergency visits and hospitalizations. Clinical pathways are operational versions of practi...
Current corticosteroid regimens for children hospitalized with asthma typically include a 5-day course of prednisone or prednisolone. However, these medications taste poorly and are associ...
The investigators will conduct a pilot quality improvement trial to assess the impact of offering inpatient consultation to further optimize coordination and improve care for high-risk chr...
Background. Hospitalists predominantly engaged in inpatient care constitute a fundamental, poorly assessed change in medical care. The University of Texas Houston Pediatrics Department is ...
During hospitalization, medication administration errors (MAEs) occur daily in health care and can lead to serious harm. Improvement of medication safety is a major concern to policymakers...
Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
Medical care provided after the regular practice schedule of the physicians. Usually it is designed to deliver 24-hour-a-day and 365-day-a-year patient care coverage for emergencies, triage, pediatric care, or hospice care.
Registered nurses with graduate degrees in nursing who provide care to pediatric patients who are acutely or critically ill.
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 ...