Dr. David Weidig Addresses Discharge Planning Initiatives in Pulmonary Medicine
David Weidig, MD, System Director of Hospital Medicine, Aurora Medical Group, Milwaukee, WI, says that readmissions are not necessarily a failure of medical treatment, but a failure of psycologic and social support systems for the patient that are not addressed while the patient is hospitalized. Dr Weidig states that the Society of Hospital Medicine's Project BOOST is a program that will allow people to look at tools that address the risks and issues that are key factors in readmission.
This video was taken on May 19, 2013, at the ATS 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Two recent policy announcements, one from Medicare and another from the US Preventive Services Task Force, signal a shift toward understanding that America’s battle with obesity and diabetes is not only a medical but also a behavioral health problem, and must be treated as such.
With flu vaccination season upon us, the question arises, shot or nasal spray? For children, a nasal spray might be an easier option, and a new study just published in The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits shows that if a moderate to harsh flu season is expected, it’s a cost-effective choice, too.
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