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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...