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Nita S. Kulkarni, MD; Mark V. Williams, MD; May 2008
An elderly patient seen in his primary care physician's office was stable but had a suspected heart failure exacerbation. The PCP chose to admit the patient directly to the hospital, to avoid a long emergency department stay. While in the admitting office awaiting an available bed, the patient deteriorated.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, Improving Transitions in Care, December 2007
Hospital discharge is often viewed as the end of an acute medical event. Goodbyes are said as patients pack their belongings and return home. Physicians scratch the patient's name off their rounding list, and hospital staff remove the patient from the census as they clean out the room...
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Resident Supervision and Patient Safety, February 2012
The founding Dean of Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Dr. Smith has held numerous senior leadership positions within the field of medical education and residency training.
Journal Article > Review
Obstetrician/gynecologist hospitalists: can we improve safety and outcomes for patients and hospitals and improve lifestyle for physicians?
Olson R, Garite TJ, Fishman A, Andress IF. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;207:81-86.
This review discusses how the obstetric-gynecologic hospitalist model can help reduce physician fatigue and delays in care.