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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
  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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Resident Physicians Using Modern Practices for Excellent Documentation and Care in Heart Failure (PUMPED CHF).

    Hospital Topics 92(4):81 (2014) PMID 25529788

    Abstract The most common indication for readmission among Medicare patients is congestive heart failure (CHF). Prior studies underscore the use of residents to bolster hospital-wide programs and reduce CHF readmissions. The authors assessed the effectiveness of a novel online training program de...
  14. 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...
  15. Quality improvement in healthcare delivery utilizing the patient-centered medical home model.

    Hospital Topics 92(4):96 (2014) PMID 25529790

    Despite the fact that the United States dedicates so much of its resources to healthcare, the current healthcare delivery system still faces significant quality challenges. The lack of effective communication and coordination of care services across the continuum of care poses disadvantages for ...
  16. 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...
  17. Physician Engagement: Strategic Considerations among Leaders at a Major Health System.

    Hospital Topics 92(3):66 (2014) PMID 25226080

    Abstract The authors utilize qualitative interviews with 38 health administrators at one large metropolitan, multihospital system to help identify perspectives regarding physician engagement. Here they focus on 1) lessons learned from past physician engagement efforts, 2) strategic consideration...
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    Hospital Topics 92(4):ebi (2014) PMID 25529792

  19. The accountable care organization summit: a white paper on findings, outcomes, and challenges.

    Hospital Topics 92(2):44 (2014) PMID 24926739

    The authors sought to explore the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's establishment of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). Summit participants, who discussed best practices and issues to be addressed when designing and implementing ACOs. Healthcare leaders from acr...
  20. Patient-centered medical home implementation effects on emergency room utilization: a case study.

    Hospital Topics 92(3):59 (2014) PMID 25226079

    Abstract The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) concept has been commended for its potential to increase access to primary care while improving quality and health outcomes. Numerous studies have documented the benefits of the PCMH healthcare delivery modality inclusive of decreased emergency r...