After establishing rapid response systems, hospitals must follow through by measuring their effectiveness.
Automatic referral combined with a clinician discussion can increase patients' use of cardiac rehabilitation after hospital discharge, recent research suggests.
The research was presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions and was published in the Dec.
The American Academy of Neurology recently issued a guideline update on preventing stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). ... The guideline update reviewed the evidence published since 1998, when the Academy's last guideline on
Hospital stays involving Clostridium difficile infections leveled off between 2008 and 2009 after rising 300% between 1993 and 2008, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reported in January. ... Regardless, the results do not support
HIV screening recommendations, perioperative SSRI risks, anticoagulants and endocarditis, and more.
Further research is needed to determine definitively whether use of the STOPP criteria reduces adverse events, medication costs and health care utilization, the authors said. ... He also suggested that future research assess any unintended consequences
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (IMSP) Medication Safety Self-Assessment was first launched in 2000 in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Health Research Educational Trust. ... The analysis was funded by the Agency for
Hand hygiene, the July effect, migraines and stroke, and more.
Previous research has found that use of ICS in COPD patients reduced exacerbations but increased pneumonia, which made physicians hesitant to use them because they believed ICS must also increase mortality,