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Hospitals have increased medication safety in the past decade, but further improvement is still necessary, a recent study found. ... The analysis was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published in the Jan.
necessary to reduce acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a recent study suggests. ... These findings are consistent with recent studies, they added, but may not apply to settings with lower hand hygiene compliance.
Another recent sepsis study found that lactate and base excess may be useful to guide fluid resuscitation in sepsis. ... editorial. For example, no previous research has identified an association between low diastolic blood pressure and readmissions.
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
Recent research, however, has called this practice into question by finding that VTE rates aren't lower at hospitals with high prophylaxis rates compared to those with low prophylaxis rates. ... Our cover story looks at the current state of VTE
Subsequent bundled payments programs have provided additional impetus. Clinicians and researchers speaking at the conference described some of the resulting readmission-reduction research and outcomes. ... Problems include the particular penalization of
For stabilized patients with gram-negative bacteremia, seven days of antibiotic therapy worked as well as 14 days, a recent trial found. ... Results were published as a research letter on Dec. 11, 2018, by Annals of Internal Medicine and appeared in 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
Older patients who smoke and are hospitalized with myocardial infarction (MI) almost always receive smoking cessation counseling but infrequently use prescription medications to quit, according to a recent research letter. ... Results were published