Hospitalization

Hospital Volume Linked to Odds of Appropriate Breast Cancer Locoregional Treatment

Hospital Volume Linked to Odds of Appropriate Breast Cancer Locoregional Treatment

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Investigators examined the extent to which hospital volume explains variations in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

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A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.

Clinician Communication, Adherence to Protocols, and Presence of Pharmacists Improve Outcomes in ICUs

Clinician Communication, Adherence to Protocols, and Presence of Pharmacists Improve Outcomes in ICUs

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Oncologic patients are among the main users of ICUs and are vulnerable to infections and adverse drug reactions. However, relatively simple processes of organization can reduce the risk of these problems.

Patient Navigation Program Leads to Efficiencies in Hospital Discharge Process

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A standardized discharge navigation program resulted in significantly earlier discharge time that led to efficient, cost-effective patient throughput with no adverse effect on readmission rates.

Health Care Reform Has No Impact on Role of Safety-Net Hospitals in Providing Care to Minority Patient Populations

Health Care Reform Has No Impact on Role of Safety-Net Hospitals in Providing Care to Minority Patient Populations

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After implementation of health insurance reforms in Massachusetts that also expanded access to care to non-safety-net hospitals, researchers found that minority-serving hospitals are vital to providing care for these patient populations.

Readmission Rates at Hospitals After Cancer-Related Procedures Is Too Complex for Simple Reimbursement Rules

Readmission Rates at Hospitals After Cancer-Related Procedures Is Too Complex for Simple Reimbursement Rules

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Rates of readmission to hospitals after complex cancer surgeries are usually higher in vulnerable hospitals that serve as safety nets in their communities or in hospitals with a large number of Medicaid-insured patients.

Robotic Surgery Reduces Blood Loss and Length of Stay in Obese Men With Prostate Cancer

Robotic Surgery Reduces Blood Loss and Length of Stay in Obese Men With Prostate Cancer

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Length of stay (LOS) and blood loss were reduced with RARP compared with open radical prostatectomy in obese men with prostate cancer who underwent surgery for their disease.

Noncancer-related Hospitalizations Increase After Prostate Cancer Diagnoses in Elderly Men

Noncancer-related Hospitalizations Increase After Prostate Cancer Diagnoses in Elderly Men

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Men age 67 years or older with prostate cancer were 37% more likely to be hospitalized for noncancer reasons after their cancer diagnosis than before their diagnosis.

Should Vital Signs Be Routinely Obtained Prior to Intravenous Chemotherapy? Results From a 2-Center Study

Should Vital Signs Be Routinely Obtained Prior to Intravenous Chemotherapy? Results From a 2-Center Study

[Cancer Control] This research sought to explore whether routine checking of vital signs prior to administration of intravenous chemotherapy is associated with fewer complications, particularly hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits.

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Researchers have noted a link between supportive care and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.

ICU Survivors Have Higher Five-Year Mortality and Hospital Costs

ICU Survivors Have Higher Five-Year Mortality and Hospital Costs

Intensive care unit survivors have higher mortality, use of hospital resources in five years after discharge.

Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies Are Commonly Used by Hospitalized Patients With Cancer

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More than 95% of hospitalized patients with cancer express interest in complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches if these therapies are offered to them during their hospital stay.

Patients often receive oncology care at multiple hospitals

Patients often receive oncology care at multiple hospitals

More than a third of colon cancer patients in study received care from different facilities.

Use of patient navigators linked to shorter hospital stays

Use of patient navigators linked to shorter hospital stays

Use of patient navigators on general medical service was associated with shorter hospital stays and didn't affect readmissions, a recent study indicates.

Young adult cancer survivors experience increased rate of hospitalization

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Despite treatment advances for adolescents and young adults with cancer, they still experience a higher rate of hospitalizations than the general public.

Weekend discharge not associated with increased readmission rate

Weekend discharge not associated with increased readmission rate

For patients with acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia, weekend discharge is not linked with 30-day readmission.

Majority of younger patients dying of cancer use aggressive interventions in last month of life

Majority of younger patients dying of cancer use aggressive interventions in last month of life

More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying as a result of cancer underwent at least one aggressive intervention during the last month of life.

Earlier attention to quality of life reduces hospital costs for advanced cancer patients

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Earlier introduction of palliative care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer is associated with lower hospital costs, according to a recent study.

CMS: Hospital Charges for Common Procedures Increase

CMS: Hospital Charges for Common Procedures Increase

The prices hospitals charge patients for a number of common procedures rose over 10 percent between 2011 and 2013, more than twice the rate of inflation, but charges billed to Medicare remained the same.

First Fully Integrated Oncology Emergency Department in the U.S. Launched

First Fully Integrated Oncology Emergency Department in the U.S. Launched

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The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has launched the first fully integrated oncology emergency department in the U.S.

'Lean Six Sigma' Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores

'Lean Six Sigma' Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores

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Applying Lean Six Sigma principles increased patient satisfaction scores for call light responsiveness for a surgical oncology division.

Bedside Hand-Off Reporting Improves Nursing, Patient Care

Bedside Hand-Off Reporting Improves Nursing, Patient Care

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Deciding to move the "buzz" from a crowded nurses' station to the bedside resulted in creation of a new hand-off tool.

Racial and ethnic differences extend to how surgeons and hospitals for breast cancer care are selected

Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to use reputation as a factor ins selecting their surgeon or hospital for treatment, when compared with white women.

Use of hospital-based services, as well as hospice, increased among patients with ovarian cancer

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Patients with ovarian cancer, despite an increasing use of hospital services, are more likely to enter hospice and less likely to die in the hospital, investigators found.

Unplanned hospitalizations among gastrointestinal cancer patients common

Unplanned hospitalizations among gastrointestinal cancer patients common

Among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer, unplanned hospitalizations are common, according to online research.

Evidence-based design: A new concept in health care facilities that puts the focus on patients

Evidence-based design: A new concept in health care facilities that puts the focus on patients

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A medical center in New Jersey makes the most of a rare opportunity to rebuild from the ground up. Its innovative patient rooms follow evidence-based design, a new concept in health care architecture.

Over a quarter of hospital orders were classified as defensive

Over a quarter of hospital orders were classified as defensive

More than 25% of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order, according to recent data.

Weekend hospitalization linked to longer stays for pediatric patients with leukemia

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Weekend hospital admission for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia is associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy, and higher risk for respiratory failure.

Risk of hospitalization increased for childhood cancer survivors, even years after treatment

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Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and had longer hospital admissions many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population.

Hospitalization rate greater for childhood cancer survivors

Hospitalization rate greater for childhood cancer survivors

A higher hospital admission rate is seen for childhood survivors, with highest rates for survivors of neuroblastoma and bone tumors.

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