Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.
Low health literacy is associated with a longer hospital length of stay in general medicine patients.
Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.
The researchers found that concurrent use of amiodarone, fluconazole, rifampin, and phenytoin was associated with increased risk of major bleeding compared with the use of NOACs alone.
VTE and cancer are the result of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions associated with RA.
Researchers found a strong association between VTE and height using sibling pair analysis.
Patients admitted to the ER during weekends as opposed to weekdays have a higher mortality rate.
The biggest predictors of clinicians providing firearm safety counseling were feeling that the information could help reduce pediatric injuries.
A significant number of avoidable visits to the emergency department are related to mental health and dental conditions.
A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.
Researchers observed a linear increase in cancer prevalence with age, with a 7-fold higher prevalence in patients older than 50 years of age.
Fondaparinux and rivaroxaban were associated with increased risk of major bleeding in patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Hospital patients reported breakdowns in care, which included information exchange, medications, delays in admission, team communication, providers' manner, and discharge.
Risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality is significantly increased at safety-net hospitals for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
Risk factors for emergency department visits include younger age, higher parity, Medicare or self-pay insurance, and postoperative pain.
Data from a clinical trial show that patients taking daily aspirin were not at heightened risk of being hospitalized for heart failure.
The update includes 30 new medicines for adults and 25 for children and groups antibiotics into 3 distinct categories.
Researchers found a paradoxical increase in thromboembolism risk in low-weight patients with atrial fibrillation and VTE who were treated with direct oral anticoagulants.
Many adverse events could be avoidable with more judicious use of antibiotics.
Researchers found that idarucizumab is effective for dabigatran reversal among patients with uncontrolled bleeding and who are undergoing urgent surgery.
There were 526.86 hospital admissions for every 100,000 people in 2002, compared with 364.66 per 100,000 in 2013.
Increases were observed in repeat observation stays and any hospital revisit for seniors between 2006 and 2011.
Post-discharge care from hospital to community coordinated by an NP in high-risk complex care patients reduced hospital readmission rates.
A survey found that 77.4% of NPs reported that the care provided in retail health clinics was in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.
Researchers developed a protocol to demonstrate the efficacy of rivaroxaban in lowering the risk of venous thromboembolism among orthopedic joint surgery patients.
Researchers say that minorities and uninsured patients are the most affected.
The therapy may be cost-effective for patients with a predicted 1-year VTE risk of 17.5% or more.
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.
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Patients treated by older physicians have higher mortality than those cared for by younger physiciansMay 24, 2017
Researchers found that patients treated by older physicians had higher 30-day mortality than those cared for by younger physicians, despite similar patient characteristics.