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With increasing recognition that health is linked to the conditions in which a patient lives, health systems are looking for innovative ways to support recently discharged patients in their lives outside of the hospital. In a recent innovation, Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., which includes a network of 45 hospitals, provided social needs assessments and strengthened its partnerships with community agencies to support the health of high-needs patients after their discharge from the hospital.
Kennedy-Moulton K, Miller S, Persson P, et al. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research; 2022. NBER Working Paper No. 30693.
This case describes a man in his 70s with a history of multiple myeloma and multiple healthcare encounters for diarrhea in the previous five years, which had always been attributed to viral or unknown causes, without any microbiologic or serologic testing. The patient was admitted to the hospital with gastrointestinal symptoms and diagnosed with cholecystitis and gangrenous gallbladder. Two months after his admission for cholecystitis, he was readmitted for severe vomiting and hypotension.
Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2022.
Lu D. The Guardian. October 18, 2022.
Lovelace Jr, B. NBC News. September 7, 2022.
NIHCM Foundation. Washington DC: National Institute for Health Care Management. August 2, 2022.
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
This piece discusses the role that media plays in affecting patient safety.
London UK: Crown Copyright; March 30, 2022. ISBN: 9781528632294.