Baltimore and the Big Apple: How Valid is Length of Stay as a Measure of Hospital Quality and Efficiency? - Charles Locke, MD
Charles Locke, MD, presents a talk on the validity of length of stay as a measure of hospital quality and efficiency. Dr. Locke is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Senior Physician Advisor, Care Coordination/Clinical Resource Management, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
MD, DO, Specific Physician Specialists, RN, APRN, LPN, Specific RN Specialists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Clergy, PhD, Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of outliers on hospital length of stay.
- Explain the potential drivers of hospital length of stay.
- Outline the potential strategies to mitigate outliers in length of stay.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity. For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:
Kim Spreacker, PhD: No relevant relationships to disclose in regard to this activity.
Jessica Carlucci-Jenkins, BA: No relevant relationships to disclose in regard to this activity.
* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP advises the participant that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
American Board of Internal Medicine
|Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Participant completion information will be shared with the ABIM through PARS. By recording your attendance at this event, you are giving UW-ICEP permission to share this information with ABIM.|
American Medical Association
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .01 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.
- 1.00 MOC: ABIM Medical Knowledge Points (Part II)
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours