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  1. Improving Hospital Laboratory Performance: Implications for Healthcare Managers.

    Hospital Topics 93(2):19 (2015) PMID 26185930

    Laboratory services in healthcare delivery systems play a vital role in inpatient care. Studies have shown that laboratory data affects approximately 65% of the most critical decisions on admission, discharge, and medication. Laboratory testing accounts for approximately 10% of hospital billing....
  2. Identifying Critical Issues in Lean Implementation in Hospitals.

    Hospital Topics 93(2):44 (2015) PMID 26185933

    In the present work, critical success factors (CSFs) of lean implementation within hospitals were investigated. The published lean CSFs were analyzed and grouped in five constructs. Each construct included several measures. The author also hypothesized that five constructs of lean implementation...
  3. The Impact of Patient-to-Patient Interaction in Health Facility Waiting Rooms on Their Perception of Health Professionals.

    Hospital Topics 93(1):13 (2015) PMID 25839351

    Patients have to wait in waiting rooms prior to seeing the physician. But there are few studies that demonstrate what they are actually doing in the waiting room. This exploratory study was designed to investigate the types of discussions that patients in the waiting room typically engage in wit...
  4. Utility of Head CT Scan for Acute Inpatient Delirium.

    Hospital Topics 93(1):9 (2015) PMID 25839350

     Delirium is a common occurrence in hospitalized patients, especially in the geriatric age group. Data was retrospectively reviewed for patients who developed delirium during hospitalization. Acute intracranial changes on imaging were noted only in four patients (11%) and all had preimaging clin...
  5. Evaluating the influence of perceived pain control on patient satisfaction in a hospital setting.

    Hospital Topics 93(1):1 (2015) PMID 25839349

    The authors evaluated whether a patient's perceived pain control influenced the relationships between four attributes (nursing, physician, staff, and environment) and patient satisfaction. Multiple linear regression analyses were conducted to examine overall satisfaction and intention to recomme...
  6. Variation in Neonatal Inpatient Charges at the State and Local Level.

    Hospital Topics 93(2):27 (2015) PMID 26185931

    In an analysis of all Ohio newborn infants discharged home alive between 2007 and 2012, the authors identified that significant variation in hospital charges (among Medicare Severity Diagnostic Related Group categorizations), previously identified nationally, persists at the state and local leve...
  7. Overweight and Obesity among Children: An Evaluation of a Walking Program.

    Hospital Topics 93(2):36 (2015) PMID 26185932

    The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of overweight and obesity among 5,158 school-age children and to evaluate the effectiveness of a walking program to encourage physical activity among children in Western Pennsylvania. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examinat...
  8. Optimizing the OR: a bottom-up approach.

    Hospital Topics 92(2):21 (2014) PMID 24926736

    Efficiency in the operating room (OR) has important implications on finances, access, and patient and staff satisfaction. UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) launched an initiative to increase OR efficiency by using multidisciplinary staff-based teams. The initiative freed up 5,500 annual hours-abou...
  9. The PGP demonstrations: were they sufficient to justify accountable care organizations?

    Hospital Topics 92(1):7 (2014) PMID 24621133

    The Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration Project was designed to try to establish whether high-quality healthcare can be delivered to Medicare patients, while simultaneously lowering overall Medicare costs. In this project, participating healthcare organizations were provided a portion o...
  10. Creating a culture of mobility: an interdisciplinary approach for hospitalized patients.

    Hospital Topics 92(3):74 (2014) PMID 25226081

    Abstract The risks of bed rest and decreased activity during hospitalization are substantial. Immobility is a significant cause for delay of discharge, suboptimal care and can contribute to poor patient outcomes. An interdisciplinary team approach was implemented to change an organization cultur...