1. A multidisciplinary care pathway significantly increases the number of early morning discharges in a large academic medical center.

    Quality Management in Health Care 24(1):45 (2015) PMID 25539490

    In an environment where there is increased demand for hospital beds, it is important that inpatient flow from admission to treatment to discharge is optimized. Among the many drivers that impact efficient patient throughput is an effective and timely discharge process. Early morning discharge he...
  2. Rapid magnetic resonance imaging vs radiographs for patients with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

    JAMA 289(21):2810 (2003) PMID 12783911

    Faster magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning has made MRI a potential cost-effective replacement for radiographs for patients with low back pain. However, whether rapid MRI scanning results in better patient outcomes than radiographic evaluation or a cost-effective alternative is unknown. To...