Tag: transitional-care

Primary Care Vs. Transition Care: The Turf War that is Contributing to More 30 Day Re-Admissions

July 17th, 2013
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The lack of access to primary care physicians is a well-known problem impacting our healthcare system. The problem sends all sorts of negative ripples through the system, not the least of which is increasingly crowded emergency rooms packed with patients whose conditions could have been addressed earlier and cheaper had primary care been available.

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Transition Care

Emergency Physicians Must Embrace Leadership and Management as the Core of their Specialty

July 10th, 2013
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History’s great achievers—a Napoléon, a da Vinci, a Mozart—have always managed themselves. That, in large measure, is what makes them great achievers. These are the words of Peter F. Drucker, father of modern management theory. They are especially relevant to emergency medicine today. The founders of our specialty and the wave of emergency physicians that […]

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Posted in For Residents, Leadership

The Time is Now for Transitional Care

May 13th, 2013
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Right now hospitals around the country are being asked to reckon with some stark realities regarding readmissions. $17 billion a year is spent on readmissions for Medicare patients alone, and 75% of those readmissions are considered to be preventable. Of all Medicare patients who are admitted to a hospital, 18 percent will be readmitted in […]

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Posted in Transition Care

Who Or What Is Forestalling The Death Of Fee For Service Medicine?

May 7th, 2013
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With decreasing Medicare payments, rapidly shifting market pressures, and ongoing discussions regarding value and cost in healthcare, by now┬áit should be clear to everyone that fee-for-service is a dying way of delivering care. That is not to say that fee-for-service will not survive in certain circumstances. Particularly in emergency care, it is difficult to integrate […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership