Monday, February 24, 2014

Journal Club: The Hospital-Dependent Patient

The latest journal club article is "The Hospital-Dependent Patient"

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Q1: do you believe that some patients truly become "hospital-dependent" ? Is this a legitimate category? #pcmjc

 Q2: Are existing home-health services adequate in your area? #pcmjc

Q2a: In your experience, what is the most common cause for readmission of chronically ill patients?

Q2b: If health care is a right, is there a right for chronic hospitalization?

 Q3: should hospitals and physicians be penalized for patient readmissions within 30 days?

Q4: how would you decrease costs in order to make it more affordable for the chronic, very sick patient to be hospitalized?

Q4a: why should readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge be a quality indicator?

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