Hospital Medicine Information Center
Can the length of time after hospital discharge influence readmission preventability among general medicine patients?
Per-person diabetes-attributable costs ranged from 374 in New Mexico to 1,610 in Washington, D.C.
Implementing an electronic consult system for specialty requests in safety-net health systems is associated with improved specialty care access but creates new challenges for primary care practitioners.
A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.
Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.
A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Advice for administering baclofen for a spinal cord injury to a patient with a nasogastric tube.
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
Since 50% of patients admitted to the ED with deep vein thrombosis, should it be common practice to do a chest CT prior to discharge?
Is there any evidence that changing a patient's cephalexin dose from 500 q.i.d. to 1,000 b.i.d. has decreased efficacy in terms of infection control?
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
A Foley catheter can help remove foreign objects from the rectum.
Larger catheters are stiffer, thus better able to pass through the prostatic urethra.