5174.0 Health Services Research: Hospital Characteristics and Patient Outcomes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session addresses the assessment of important hospital based programs and their impact on patient outcomes.
Session Objectives: 1. Name the potential systemic barriers and tools that can be used to identify the development of domestic violence screening programs in hospitals. 2. Assess the relative quality of care provided at pediatric hospitals relative to non-pediatric hospitals and how high-quality hospitals can be identified in the presence of case-mix bias. 3. Identify significant difference in financial performance of hospitals that care for high volumes of black or Hispanic patients. 4. Discuss the arguments supporting public reporting of Healthcare acquired infections (HAIs). 5. Discuss factors associated with variation in intensive care service utilization amongst patients with acute myocardial infarction.

12:45 PM
Child mortality at pediatric and other hospitals
John R. Moran, PhD, Robert K. Kanter, MD and Joseph V. Terza, PhD
1:15 PM
Public reporting of hospital infections for informed patient choice: Where does it stand?
Ano L. Lobb, MPH, Emily Smith, BA, Ako Takakura, BA and Nadine McLeod, BA

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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