The hospital in which patients received mechanical ventilation was the strongest predictor of whether they received daily X-rays, even after adjusting for patient variables.
The highest rates and proportion of failure were in hemodialysis catheters and the central line-associated bloodstream infection rate was highest in nontunneled central venous access devices.
The results of the retrospective study underscore the prognostic value of assessing fall risk among patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the authors.
Earlier hip fracture surgery admission associated with lower in-hospital mortality than later treatment
Study authors projected that there would be an additional 10.9 deaths for every 1,000 surgeries if all surgeries were performed after inpatient day 3 instead of on the admission day.