December 2017, Volume 110 - Issue 12

Commentary on “Improving Postoperative Efficiency: An Algorithm for Expedited Void Trials After Urogynecologic Surgery”

Stephen A. Metz, MD, PhD

Abstract: For many reasons, including the general aging of the US female population, women’s awareness of surgical therapies to address pelvic floor dysfunction, and the increasing acceptance of such therapies, the incidence of pelvic floor reconstructive surgery is increasing and...

(pp 791)

Dramatic Reduction in 30-Day Readmissions Through High-Risk Screening and Two-Phase Interdisciplinary Care

Mabel Labrada, MD, Michael J. Mintzer, MD, Chandana Karanam, MD, Raquel Castellanos, MD, Lorinda Cruz, MD, Minh Hoang, MD, Regina Wieger, DNP, RN, Enrique Aguilar, MD, Hermes Florez, MD, Jorge G. Ruiz, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Thirty-day readmissions are common, serious, and costly. Most important, often they are preventable. The purpose of this quality improvement study was to evaluate an interdisciplinary, two-phase intervention to reduce 30-day readmissions among high-risk medical...

(pp 757-760)

Radiologists’ Recommendations for Additional Imaging on Inpatient CT Studies: Do Referring Physicians Follow Them?

Owen Hanley, DO, MPH, Amir Lotfi, MD, Tiara Sanborn, DO, Jennifer L. Friderici, MS, Janice Fitzgerald, RN, MS, Poornima Manikantan, BS, Linda Canty, MD, Mihaela S. Stefan, MD, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: Studies have found that recommendations for additional imaging (RAI) accompany up to 31% of index computed tomography (CT) scans. In this study we assessed the frequency with which recommendations are accepted by the referring physician and the impact of AI on...

(pp 770-774)