Tag Archive for ‘length of stay’
Postoperative pain and nausea protocols decrease LOS without increasing readmissions after laparoscopic gastric bypass
Analgesic and nausea protocols deployed across four phases of operative care in patients at The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, resulted in a reduced length of stay without increasing readmissions.
Study shows postimplementation audits lead to improved enhanced recovery pathway compliance
An auditing process showing the benefits of enhanced recovery pathway programs, including reduced length of stay for patients, is described.
Improved communication techniques enable residents to provide better care now and in the future
Underscoring the role of effective communication in delivering high-quality patient-centered care, this article describes how certain tools, including checklists and the development of multidisciplinary teams, can be used to improve the dissemination of key information.