The annual number of hospitalizations will increase 67% by 2050, and inpatient demand capacity will need to expand by 72%, according to a recent analysis. ... Clinicians should offer oral anticoagulation routinely to NVAF patients older than 75 if they
However, they said that recent research on portal hypertension has raised concerns about the potentially harmful effects of the drugs in this population. ... An undetectable eosinophil count at admission for Clostridium difficile is a significant
According to recent research and our story, many are taking one when the other would be more effective, or both when only one is appropriate.
Existing tools to predict 30-day mortality, which also have been recommended to identify patients for ICU admission, have been shown in recent research to not accurately predict ICU admission, the
Readmission rates weren't meaningfully lower for hospitals with better adherence to recommended care processes, the authors of a recent study concluded. ... Opioids are a major contributor to drug overdose deaths, either when taken alone or in
Recent research indicates that chest compressions may be most effective at 125 beats per minute, since this is the rate at which spontaneous circulation is most likely to return in ... O’Connor said. Also important to address in future guidelines is
Chopra said. The gaps in hospitalists' mental knowledge about PICCs were made apparent in a recent survey he and colleagues published in the June Journal of Hospital Medicine. ... Umscheid said. Broader dissemination of recent research findings about the
Public reporting on hospital quality via the Hospital Compare website had minimal impact on mortality rates for three key conditions, a recent study found. ... The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) recommends a restrictive red blood cell
In it, he elegantly summarized recent research suggesting there is more to preventing readmissions than a good discharge and follow-up.
Hospitalists across the U.S. vary widely in their use and knowledge of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), a recent survey found. ... placement. Recent research has shown that PICCs are not as safe as historically assumed, the study authors