For patients with septic shock, treatment with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine did not significantly improve the duration of survival and free of vasopressor administration over 7 days.
Practice changes linked to increase in survival without major morbidity for infants born at 23 to 32 weeks.
A new study demonstrates the efficacy of a structured physician compensation model in achieving equitable pay for all employees, although the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions and the higher-paying specialties warrants further investigation.
Implementation of hospital-based palliative care service was associated with a 10% reduction in ICU use, lowering healthcare costs and improving quality of death for terminal patients.
Researchers sought to identify the incidence of hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection and its associated length of stay in the United States.
Neurological findings of myoclonus, ataxia, weakness, and autonomic instability differentiate EV-A71.
Researchers sought to examine differences in the frequency, type, and duration of postacute care use among rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries.
Nurses certified in critical care also have higher perceived value of evidence-based practices.
Work culture of high psychological safety reported in about 38% of acute care hospitals.
Asymptomatic carriers of C difficile at significant risk for progression to symptomatic infection.
Higher preventable hospitalization and mortality rates partly due to reduced access to specialists.
Data published in JAMA Surgery showed that patients with 30-day postoperative infection had a 3.2-fold higher risk for 1-year infection and a 1.9-fold higher risk for mortality compared with those with no infections.
The root cause of readmission was illness-related in 73.2% of cases, while environment of care/family factors and systems of care factors each accounted for 13.4% of cases.
Thirty-day readmission following hospitalization for pneumonia is common in patients with underlying comorbidities such as COPD, kidney and heart diseases, and dementia.
Number of hospital days up by more than 50% in AD patients initiating antipsychotic medication.
Authors say there is need for early follow-up care and attention to risk reduction strategies.
The drugs most frequently involved in drug overdose deaths in 2017 varied regionally in the United States.
Social needs — including food, housing, utilities, transportation — and exposure to interpersonal violence are well known to be linked to health outcomes. In fact, up to 90% of health outcomes are a result of social, behavioral, and economic factors.1 However, few hospitals or practices screen patients comprehensively for the aforementioned factors that affect health…
The majority of existing clinical guidelines and consensus statements on pain management at the end of life in the intensive care unit agree on a set of recommendations that include the use of high doses of opioid.
Better understanding of health insurance benefits may help with navigating health care system, survey finds.