The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.
By Christina Ballejos-Campos, PhD, RN; Andres Smith, MD; Pablo Velez, PhD, RN; Christine Basiliere, MSN, RN; and Sherri Navedo, MSN, RN
Sharp HealthCare of San Diego has been working toward an important goal: to provide all emergency department (ED) patients presenting with long bone fractures appropriate pain medication within 30 minutes. When they surveyed EDs across the system, they found one that was already taking an innovative approach to the problem.
In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rolled out its first emergency department (ED) core measure set. This was the start of a new era in which EDs played a key role in helping their organizations meet national quality goals. A high-performing ED was suddenly necessary in order to maintain accreditation, compete for patients and receive full annual update payments under CMS' Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (HIQR) program. New ED measures have been added to the program each year.
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Thank you for the insights to this new practice line. As we focus on caring
You have described the evolution of doctor-patient relationships Scott. As the
Interesting to see the change since hearing you talk at the retreat. Thanks
You hit the nail on the head, Scott, as I get ready to go into jury selection
Thanks for sharing, good read!