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Geographic Localization of MFH to Promote MDR

A description of the main goals of the initiative:

This project aims to improve the distribution of MFH patients and to potentially localize them onto a single unit for a single team.  This may enable increased and enhanced communication with other medical professionals and enable true multi-disciplinary rounding (MDR).  This will be accomplished via coordination with Admissions and Bed Control Center (ABCC) as well as the emergency department (ED).

A brief discussion of the scope of the project, and the interventions and metrics, if appropriate:
Metrics:

Distribution of MFH patients (how many different units/floors for each MFH team)
Ability of MFH to perform MDR (% of MDs who perform this, possible survey on its usefulness)
Wait time for ED patients

Interventions:

Prioritization of MFH patients to be triaged to specific units, Initiation of localization of MFH teams on those units (this could include re-sorting or shuffling patients), educational campaign to increase awareness of MDR, coordination with RNs and other services to perform MDRs

Participants: Jeff Rohde

 

 
   
   

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