Staffing up for a "7-day" hospital
Rx to go
Doing everything right, but results are elusive
A "good discharge" doesn't mean fewer readmissions
Problems with handoffs?
Building a better discharge
How to end the handoff free-for-all
Pending test results go AWOL
Pairing physicians for better communication
Have a problem with readmissions?
Taking a bite out of readmissions
Closing the loop on readmissions
Re-engineering the “voltage drop”
Problems with patients post-discharge? Pick up the phone
Hospitalists “geriatricize” the discharge process
Strategies for teaching handoffs to housestaff
Evidence mounts in favor of hospitalists for sicker patients
E-mails push patient sign-outs beyond the hospital walls
The wrong stuff: big gaps in discharge communications
To help with hand-offs, this group adapted a sign-off system for nurses
Whose job is it anyway? Strategies to take ownership of the discharge process
The patient experiences problems after discharge. What’s the responsibility of the hospitalist?
Does your discharge process need fine-tuning?
When it comes to discharge summaries, bigger isn’t always better
Handoff problems? Speak the same language as your colleagues
Hospitalists and hand-offs: the problems that plague the process
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