JEFF PUBLISHES IN Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Jeff Chidester, PGY1 and Cardiology Fellows (Bryan Lawlor, PGY-4, and Michael Loguidice, PGY-5) published an article last month in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes titled, ”Multidisciplinary Clinic to Identify Near Misses and Decrease Readmission Rates After Hospitalization for Myocardial Infarction.”

They describe the implementation and utility of a Post-MI Clinic started at the University of Virginia in 2015 at identifying potential irregularities in care that could drive re-admissions after discharge for myocardial infarction. Of patients seen within 10 days of discharge, 16% had an identified ‘near miss’, primarily related to medication errors. Additionally, there was a statistically significant reduction in 30-day readmission in patients who attended the clinic.

Congrats, Jeff!

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