Corticosteroid use, right-heart catheterization, fungal infection, vasopressor use, and a mean arterial pressure target of 80 to 85 mm Hg were associated with a greater than 50% increase in atrial fibrillation risk.
Disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition, and mood are common during hospitalization and may contribute to unplanned returns to the hospital after discharge, a prospective cohort study found.
Switch to advanced practice providers plus telemedicine for ED coverage yields benefits at some rural hospitals
Critical access hospitals that stopped requiring local physician backup in their EDs reported cost savings and better clinician recruitment and retention, a survey of rural facilities' staff found.
Veterans Health Administration hospitals outperformed other facilities on mortality, safety measures
According to an analysis of Hospital Compare data, Veterans Health Administration hospitals provided the best care in most hospital referral regions and rarely provided the worst care.