Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase more common in sinks near toilets.
Utilization of primary care was found to be associated with more high-value care, slightly more low-value care, and an improved overall health care experience, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were used to examine whether visits to a primary care facility were associated with high-value care or low-value care,…
Compared with wait times at VA health centers, wait times in the private sector remained static.
In almost 70% of bronchiolitis cases, antibiotics prescribed with no concomitant infection.
The number of enteric infection symptom reports was found to decrease with age, although older adults tend to have more severe illness and require hospitalization.
For patients with both physical and mental health-related long-term conditions, missing healthcare appointments is associated with an increased risk of multimorbidity.
Eliminating routine oral opioid prescription following cesarean delivery may reduce opioid consumption without jeopardizing pain control or patient satisfaction.
Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, throat.
Children with croup who were given glucocorticoids had reduced symptoms at 2 through 24 hours.
Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants.
With vaccination, risks reduced for readmission, outpatient visits, fever, clinical evaluations for infection.
Nighttime room entries reduced in unit where nurses received coaching, integrated SIESTA.
Flu-positive patients have higher crude mortality and critical illness vs flu-negative patients.
Racial disparities may be widening within safety-net hospitals for non-HRRP-targeted conditions.
Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury.
More than one-quarter have little or no confidence they can afford health insurance over the next year.
Forty percent decrease seen in harmful errors; decrease also in nonpreventable adverse events.
For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.
From 2007 to 2013, hospitalizations among homeless individuals increased and were most frequently for mental illness and substance use disorder.
Highest levels of contamination on practitioner stethoscopes, those in patient rooms.