Although group buy-in was key to the initiative's success, recent research suggests that culture change may require less buy-in than previously thought, said Dr. ... Skandhan. “Previously, they used to say 35% of people have to be bought in for a new
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
Four swallowing screening protocols were found to be effective after acute stroke, according to a recent review. ... Two recent analyses compared rates of myocardial infarction (MI) in patients taking dabigatran or warfarin and came to differing results.
Hospitalists are always working to improve handoffs to primary care physicians, and recent research suggests that pending test results at discharge are a particularly vulnerable area. ... Lack of mentors can be a problem, as can lack of time to
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Lung ultrasound performed at the bedside may be useful for diagnosing pneumonia, according to a recent study. ... a recent observational study.
Michael S. Niederman, MD, MACP, led off his talk “Pneumonia in the Critically Ill Patient” with recent research about cardiac risks. ... Younger, healthier ICU patients with conditions such as recent trauma or surgery may develop augmented renal
The authors noted that the use of prophylactic antibiotics before procedures has been discouraged in recent years. ... They called for future research in this area to include clinically important endpoints.
Sleep deprivation is also an important factor in post-hospitalization syndrome, which recent research suggests may increase readmissions, they noted.
Research is needed to identify a set of best practices and complementary initiatives to address potential consequences of PDMPs, the authors wrote. ... Family attendance in ICU rounds may increase their duration but improve communication, according to