Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum

The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.

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Done right, holding orders can help to relieve ED crowding and provide a more pleasant environment for patients. In today's post, I'll examine the pros and cons of this approach and share some best practices from our CEP America EDs.
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8/9/2017 11:25:16 AM | 4 comments

Surveys suggest that the majority of Americans would prefer not to receive life-prolonging care if they were suffering due to an incurable condition. Yet CMS estimates that only about 55 percent of older inpatients have a "goals of care" conversation documented in their charts. Here's how CEP America is using provider education to ensure that every patient has a voice in these important matters. Read More...
6/14/2017 1:07:53 PM | 6 comments

When a hospital's emergency and hospitalist providers work under a collaborative model, providers in both departments become champions of each other’s causes, yielding benefits for patients, the staff, and the hospital at large. Read More...
2/21/2017 3:36:51 PM | 0 comments

I became an emergency physician because I loved the practice and the study of medicine. Changing lives and making a difference? Not so much. Then I had a not-so-comfortable experience that made me realize something important might be missing from my practice. Read More...
12/26/2016 5:58:14 PM | 5 comments

Emergency and hospital medicine have traditionally operated in separate silos, with each group setting its own processes and priorities. But bringing these services under the same management can have a wealth of benefits, as our Midwestern hospital has discovered. Read More...
7/20/2016 3:58:53 PM | 0 comments
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