Although the overall use of antibiotics in US hospitals is unchanged, use of broad spectrum agents has increased significantly.
Nearly 17% of patients exhibiting one unstable vital sign at hospital discharge were readmitted or died within 30 days.
Hospital mortality rates do not improve in institutions that frequently use ICU care for patients.
For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.
New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
After an acute hospitalization, many Medicare beneficiaries submit pharmacy claims for opioid prescriptions.
Emergency department clinicians are faced with a number of challenges as ED's become more crowded.
Almost one-quarter of patients admitted to the STICU short term are there for <4 hours of ventilator management.
Clinicians in hospital settings need strategies in place to safely provide opioid pain relief to hospitalized patients.
Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.
Triage practices in EDs are essential to providing patient care.
Visited patients were also more likely to access community health services.
After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.
Administering steroids to pregnant women likely to give birth before 37 weeks can reduce infants' risk of respiratory complications.
After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.
The patient flow may slow down during the holidays, but some people come to the emergency department for more than just physical reasons.
While undergoing physical therapy after a stroke, a patient with type 1 diabetes has a hypoglycemia-related stroke.
About 5% of medication administrations during the perioperative period include errors or adverse drug events.
Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.
Basal insulin, with or without nutritional correction, is the best approach to manage blood glucose in noncritically ill surgical patients.
The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines has helped to reduce hospitalizations from respiratory infections and diarrhea.
Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.
The majority of hospitalists agree that routine dyspnea severity assessment would improve patient care.
Health insurance companies should considering paying PCP for inpatient consulting services.
HIV patients undergoing ART often die from non-AIDS infections and cardiovascular disease.
Experts reached a consensus on the top five unnecessary medical treatments and tests for newborns.
Care coordination can help hospital patients transition from inpatient to outpatient-only care.
Monitoring kidney function in hospitalized patients can help prevent acute kidney injury.
Health 360 is designed to be applied by an interprofessional collaborative care team and facilitated by nurse practitioners.
Quitting smoking improved spinal cord injury quality of life.