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Dr. Kanto

From the desk of Dr. Kanto
"A Good Job by Everyone"
Recently I have had the opportunity to congratulate folks on a job well done and was also able to show positive tangible results as a result of the good work by many.

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Quality Corner: Concurrent Core Measure Review

The Quality Management Department is currently implementing a concurrent review process to track Core Measures compliance while the patient is still in the hospital...

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Discharge Discussion on Day One: The Length of Stay Calculator

Due to the changes in the guideline for hospitalization from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and insurances companies, hospitals are focusing very closely on patients’ length of stay...

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Don't Overlook the Implications of Travel in Treating Patients

Now that vacation season is upon us and travel to another part of the world in a very short time is possible, remember discussion of previous travel with an ill patient is important. One of the most critical steps in determining the cause of illness is to gather the complete travel history of the patient...

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When is a Patient in a Hospital Bed Not an
In-patient?


There are several different classifications of patients in hospital beds and the criteria which determine their status is not well understood by the average clinician...

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