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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Managed care and organizational influences on hospitalist program adoption.

    Hospital Topics 92(4):105 (2014) PMID 25529791

    Hospitalists help improve healthcare efficiency, but less is known about the factors that influence hospitals to utilize hospitalists. The purpose of this research was to investigate the influence of managed care and hospital case mix on hospitalist program adoption in general hospitals. Maximum...
  8. A study on patient satisfaction at a multi super specialty hospital in Delhi.

    Hospital Topics 92(1):1 (2014) PMID 24621132

    The main objective of the study was to assess the level of satisfaction in terms of various quality dimensions among the patients in the study hospital. Data were collected from inpatients through structured questionnaire on eight quality dimensions such as general satisfaction, technical qualit...
  9. The society's view of nursing in Turkey.

    Hospital Topics 92(2):36 (2014) PMID 24926738

    This study was conducted in order to ensure the educational transformation of a school of health at a state university, within the scope of the Bologna Process. A review of the literature suggests that dependent functions of nursing are studied more often than its independent functions, but inde...
  10. The effects of capital and human resource investments on hospital performance.

    Hospital Topics 92(1):14 (2014) PMID 24621134

    Data are employed from a sample of New York hospitals and the Hospital Consumer Assessment Healthcare Providers and Systems database to analyze the effects of capital spending, staffing levels, and salaries on hospital performance. The most striking result is that higher average salaries are ass...