Christopher Sankey

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Communication with the primary care provider

I. Problem/Challenge. Communication between Hospitalists and primary care providers (PCPs) is believed to be an essential component of high-quality, safe medical care. The rise in the number of Hospitalists nationwide and the continued increase in the number of patients for whom we care makes the issue of communication as important as ever. Inpatient-outpatient communication has…

Sepsis Survivorship

I. Problem/Challenge. Severe sepsis, discussed in detail in another CDS chapter, is the combination of the following: acute infection, evidence of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and indications of end-organ hypoperfusion or hypotension. More than 750,000 cases of severe sepsis were estimated to have occurred in the United States in 2001, and the incidence…

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