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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Berner ES, Ray MN, Panjamapirom A
Exploration of an automated approach for receiving patient feedback after outpatient acute care visits.
The authors' objective was to provide post-visit feedback to physicians on patient outcomes following acute care visits. They found that many patients who do not improve as expected do not take action to further address unresolved problems. They suggested that systematic follow-up/feedback mechanisms can potentially identify and connect such patients to needed care.
Citation: Berner ES, Ray MN, Panjamapirom A . Exploration of an automated approach for receiving patient feedback after outpatient acute care visits. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Aug;29(8):1105-12. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2783-3.
Keywords: Critical Care, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Health Information Technology (HIT), Ambulatory Care and Surgery, Cancer
Donnelly JP, Baddley JW, Wang HE
Antibiotic utilization for acute respiratory tract infections in U.S. emergency departments.
Using national surveillance data for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs), this study characterized patterns of antibiotic usage in U.S. emergency departments between 2001 and 2010. It found significant progress toward reductions on inappropriate antibiotic use among children; however, adults with ARTI continued to receive inappropriately high amounts of antibiotics.
Citation: Donnelly JP, Baddley JW, Wang HE . Antibiotic utilization for acute respiratory tract infections in U.S. emergency departments. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Mar;58(3):1451-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02039-13..
Keywords: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Medication, Critical Care