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House calls from PAs reduce hospital readmissions after cardiac surgery

House calls from PAs reduce hospital readmissions after cardiac surgery

After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.

New vaccines help reduce respiratory, diarrhea-related hospitalizations

The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines has helped to reduce hospitalizations from respiratory infections and diarrhea.

Assessing dyspnea severity can improve cardiopulmonary care

The majority of hospitalists agree that routine dyspnea severity assessment would improve patient care.

Clinical Features

Minimizing radiation risk from diagnostic imaging

Minimizing radiation risk from diagnostic imaging

In addition to increasing radiation exposure, CT scanning often uncovers incidental findings that may lead to emotional stress for the patient.

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.

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