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.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
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.
Results showed that mean induction times, analyzed in 170 patients, were 12.87 days in the HIV-infected patients and 11.19 days in the HIV-uninfected patients.
Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for peripheral distribution of thrombus demonstrated positive outcomes in patients with either CPE or PPE.
A 53-year-old woman presents to the emergency room for right upper extremity deep vein thrombosis after rib resection and subclavian vein stent placement.
Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolismApril 27, 2017
Approximately 1 in 5 American adults use corticosteroids in the short term, which is associated with an increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and fracture.
Implementation of a combined ID re-entry intervention and distinct naming convention greatly reduced the risk.
Working with a large number of attending physicians can be one of the biggest difficulties of being an advanced practice provider.
The ACGME announces that residency programs can increase shift hours for first-year residents from 16 to 24 hours.
A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.
A physician assistant's stay in the hospital provides a new perspective of a patient's experience in the emergency department.
Symptomatic high-concentration peroxide exposures had a high incidence of associated embolic events.
More than 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries die each year within 7 days of being discharged from emergency departments.
Researchers observed a somewhat lower mortality among patients treated by international graduates.