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Risky Business: Teaching Hospitals’ Early Experience With Bundled Reimbursement

Reimbursement: Researchers from the AAMC summarize input from 27 teaching hospitals which were early participants in the US Medicare and Medicaid Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI) initiative.  Participation has rapidly grown to 21% of all US teaching hospitals, so this … Continue reading

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How May We Meaningfully Engage Community Stakeholders In Research?

Community Engagement: The claim that engaging community stakeholders in research has numerous benefits (e.g. increasing researchers’ understanding of study populations and their needs, informing recruitment and dissemination strategies, improving quality, etc.) is widely accepted; however, logistical and financial barriers often … Continue reading

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10-12 Evaluations Are Needed To Reliably Assess Handoff Skills

Authors report the feasibility and psychometric properties of a new instrument to assess handoff skills using an iPAD app. The assessment tool was developed based on review of published instruments and recommended best practices. The results of this pilot study … Continue reading

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