What we loved at SGIM 2015: Medication Safety, Super-Utilizers, and Community Health Workers
This week: The MARQUIS study of interventions to reduce medication errors in hospital, super-utilizer patients, and the potential of community health workers for population health and medical education.
Amol and Shail want you to understand the following:
1. Medication errors are an important problem in hospital and a multi-faceted intervention can be effective in addressing this issue.
2. There are various phenotypes of super-utilizer patients, who consume disproportionate amounts of health resources, and this has implications for targeted interventions.
3. Community health workers can be “demographic mirrors” of the population they serve and can help improve medical education about social determinants of health.
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