Rising Research


Name: Kristin Rising, MD, MSHP
Position: Associate Professor

1025 Walnut Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Highlighted Publications

Rising KL, Hudgins A, Reigle M, Hollander JE, Carr BG. I'm Just A Patient": Fear and Uncertainty as Drivers of Emergency Department Use in Patients With Chronic Disease. Ann Emer Med. 2016. In press. doi 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.03.053.

Our findings highlight an important, yet to date underappreciated, potential driver of ED utilization: fear. This paper underscores the vulnerability that individuals experience when in the role of a patient and give insight into how these vulnerabilities may affect decisions about when and where to seek health care.

Rising KL, Padrez KA, O’Brien M, Hollander JE, Carr BC, Shea JA. Return Visits to the Emergency Department: The Patient Perspective. Ann Emerg Med. 2015. 65(4):377-386.

Our findings offer rich insight into both the physical and emotional challenges that patients have on discharge from the ED. In their narratives, most participants discussed their decision to return to the ED being driven largely by fear and uncertainty about their medical conditions, as well as a lack of trust in the system to be responsive to their needs.

Rising KL, Carr BG, Hess EP, Meisel ZF, Ranney ML, Vogel JA. Patient-centered outcomes research in emergency care: opportunities, challenges and future directions. Acad Emerg Med. 2016. 23(4):497-502.

This paper explores factors unique to patient-centered emergency care research and highlights specific areas of potential alignment within each Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) priority and emergency care research.

Rising KL, Victor TW, Hollander JE, Carr BG. Patient Returns to the Emergency Department: The Time-to-Return Curve. Acad Emerg Med. 2014. 21(8):864-871.

This is the first study to rigorously quantify the rate of ED revisits after index ED discharges. We find that 9 days is the most appropriate time period to use in the examination of ED revisits when analyzed from a strict mathematical viewpoint, and suggest that the 72-hour period used in many studies and clinical improvement initiatives may be inadequate to capture the majority of acute ED returns.

Rising KL, Ricco JC, Printz AD, Woo SH, Hollander JE. Virtual Rounds: Observational study of a new service connecting family members remotely to inpatient rounds. Gen Int Med Clin Innov. 2016. 1(3):50-53. doi: 10.15761/GIMCI.1000115.

We report the results of implementation of a new patient- and family-centered service, virtual rounds, which was designed to improve communication between patients, caregivers, and providers. Our findings support the idea that a patient-centered delivery system must be flexible and filled with options, as no two patients are the same and thus preferences for care will vary.

Recent Publications

PROmotion of COvid-19 VA(X)ccination in the Emergency Department—PROCOVAXED: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

There's an app for that: Teaching residents to communicate diagnostic uncertainty through a mobile gaming application

“You can't go wrong being safe”: Motivations, patterns, and context surrounding use of fentanyl test strips for heroin and other drugs

COVID-19 Pandemic Influence on Medical Oncology Provider Perceptions of Telehealth Video Visits

Development of the Oncology Opportunity Cost Assessment Tool: Item Generation and Content Validity Testing

“If I had them, I would use them every time”: Perspectives on fentanyl test strip use from people who use drugs

Unmet Needs of Individuals with Acute Traumatic Eye Injury

Transitioning to telehealth? A guide to evaluating outcomes

Emergency Department Care Transitions for Patients With Cognitive Impairment: A Scoping Review

I Don't Have a Diagnosis for You: Preparing Medical Students to Communicate Diagnostic Uncertainty in the Emergency Department

“Unfortunately, I don't have an answer for you”: How resident physicians communicate diagnostic uncertainty to patients during emergency department discharge

Living Through the Pandemic: The Voices of Persons With Dementia and Their Caregivers

Mistrust, Neighborhood Deprivation, and Telehealth Use in African Americans with Diabetes

The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare delivery for people who use opioids: a scoping review

Unmet Behavioral Health and Social Needs of Home Healthcare Patients and Their Caregivers

Patient-important outcomes to inform shared decision making and goal setting for diabetes treatment

Medical Oncology Patient Perceptions of Telehealth Video Visits

Assessing the impact of medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy on type 2 diabetes: Protocol for Project MiNT

Home healthcare patient, caregiver and provider perspectives on use of unscheduled acute care and the usability and acceptability of on-demand telehealth solutions

Patient Markers of Successful Diabetes Management

Digital Literacy at an Urban Cancer Center: Implications for Technology Use and Vulnerable Patients

In Reply to Hancock and Mattick

Medical Oncology Professionals' Perceptions of Telehealth Video Visits

Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Blacks with Diabetes Mellitus Presenting to the Emergency Department

In Reply to Chou et al