Do Respiratory Outpatient Clinics Decrease Bronchiolitis Reevaluation Rates? Observational Data from a Quality Improvement Project

Do Respiratory Outpatient Clinics Decrease Bronchiolitis Reevaluation Rates? Observational Data from a Quality Improvement Project

Urgent message: Establishing respiratory outpatient clinics has been shown to decrease reevaluation rates for patients with bronchiolitis, especially in children aged <12 months and/or those who receive suctioning during their initial urgent care encounter. Prema D. Souza, MD; Aimy Patel, MD; Brian Lee, PhD; and Amanda Nedved, MD Citation: Souza PD, Patel A, Lee B, Nedved A. Do Respiratory Outpatient Clinics Decrease Bronchiolitis Reevaluation Rates? Observational Data for a Quality Improvement Project. J Urgent Care …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care: January, 2010

CAP Treatment Recommendations: Guided in the Right Direction Key point: Results of two large cohort studies indicate that adherence to guidelines for treating community-acquired pneumonia is a good thing. Citations: Arnold FW, LaJoie S, Brock GN, et al. Improving outcomes in elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia by adhering to national guidelines: Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization International Cohort Study results. Arch InternMed. 2009;169:1515-1524. McCabe C, Kirchner C, Zhang H, et al. Guideline-concordant therapy and reduced mortality and …

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