Hospital

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  • Hospital Admittance

    Diagnosis of the patient from hospital admittance- If a patient is seen in the emergency room or has been admitted to the hospital for additional observation, it is important to follow up with their primary care physician. In this case, the hospital shares the diagnosis and plan with the patient’s primary care manager. This allows the primacy care physician to be more involved in the patient’s care and provide any additional medical assistance to the patient. This information is coming from the external organization, the hospital, to the UMUC clinic Any lab results that the patient may have received- A patient that has had a lab drawn from the hospital should also be shared with the patient’s primary care manager. This could lead to unnecessary labs or additional questions about the patient’s condition, making more time for patient- provider interaction time. In addition, if the same lab has to be drawn, the physician may be able to tell if the patient is doing better or worse by reviewing the results. Physicians usually call the lab for result or the lab will fax, or document, the results of the lab.…

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  • Hospital Readmissions

    CHF and Hospital Readmissions Congestive heart failure is a growing chronic condition in the United States that accounts for approximately 11 million physician office visits and 875,000 hospitalizations (Heart Failure Statistics). Further complicating the issue, 25% of these patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge and at least 50% are readmitted within six months (Cost considerations in the treatment of heart failure). The intensity of the disease process poses a financial strain…

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  • Hospital Staffing

    Should the government require hospitals to meet specified staff to patient ratios, or allow the hospital to make decisions about staffing levels, even if it means fewer staff working longer hours? This is a question that affects millions of hospitals and also effects protocols in hospitals all over the world. I rarely visit the hospital, but if I go to the hospital and it’s a very serious case will I be treated quickly enough? Registered nurses have long recognized and continue to…

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  • Discrimination In Hospitals

    Medicine itself has drastically changed over the last century, but the environment and health care provided at the hospitals have not changed much. Patients still lie down on the stiff plastic mattress that makes crinkling sounds. The silver metal rails that are on both ends of the bed still remain the same with an attached cord for both the bed and the TV. The main differences between hospitals today and a century ago are that there are safer use of anesthesia, short term stay, and no…

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  • Healing Hospital

    examples of how a “Healing hospital” helps a patient feel more comfortable. According to a book review of Radical Loving Care a book by Erie Chapman quoted Chapmen in saying, “health care leaders are living a lie. They are promising loving care to the public in mission statements and then making no meaningful effort to ensure that care is actually practiced” (Cunningham, L. 2006). When a patient feels comfortable and relaxed their health seems to improve. Healing Hospital A “Healing Hospital”…

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  • Hospital Demographics

    According to Dr. Jo Ann Brooks, author of the journal titled “Reducing Hospital Readmissions: A closer look at the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program” published in the Quality Counts journal, hospital demographics are being looked at for evidence supporting fluctuation with readmission rates. Studies have been performed, and it has been determined through evidence-based practice and conducted research that hospital demographics do indeed play pivotal roles in patient care and the…

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  • The Hospital Case

    This is a story of JB, 60 years old male with an inguinal hernia surgery. According to JB, he stayed in the hospital probably for a week. Before the day of surgery, he and family had a meeting with a case manager to arrange his home care for post surgery. He likes to stay in his home rather going to skill nursing facility. The meeting was arranged between him, wife, son and case manager to decide post-op surgery care. The case manager offered some optional for home care agency that meet with…

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  • Compare And Contrast Public Hospital Vs Private Hospital

    Introduction Hospitals, a place for people to recover, heal, and to combat diseases. Everyone will take a trip to the hospital eventually. Doctors and nurses staff these facilities and hand care to every patient that needs it. Every patient must be looked at and each situation should be prioritized accordingly. Unfortunately, that is not the case for all the hospitals. Some hospitals take in to count a patients insurance or bank account into consideration. Some patients are less fortunate and…

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  • Small Hospital Struggles

    Understanding the Financial Struggles of Smaller Hospitals Finance is a huge component to health care – it can make or break a healthcare provider! My goal is to understand how small hospitals remain profitable and prevent operating loss in the midst of many obstacles, such as strict ACA regulations, higher healthcare costs and increase healthcare demand. I have chosen the article "Western Pennsylvania 's Smaller Hospitals Feeling the Financial Squeeze" published in the Pittsburgh…

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  • Leaving The Hospital Analysis

    Keeping track of patients after they leave the hospital can be a tough and costly job. In the video assigned, a pregnant woman was to be hooked up to several devices and monitored for a number of days, before going home and wishing for the best. Todd Coleman, the speaker in the video, proposed a way to prevent this worry of the seemingly unknown once a patient leaves the hospital. Jane is the main example of the talk. She is an African American woman with a high-risk pregnancy, who is being…

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