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.
ICU hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions have decreased during a 10-year period.
Just under half of HIV-positive patients in South African emergency departments virally suppressed.
Three levels of care include community-based, tertiary, and quaternary or specialized PICUs.
Among older Medicare beneficiaries admitted to LTAC, more than one-third died in an inpatient setting.
Researchers sought to determine whether the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1966 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2014 affected hospital use.
Little is known about the frequency and financial repercussions of out-of-network billing, despite frequent news in the media about surprise medical bills.
Risk for readmissions and adverse effects higher, no long-term benefit for BP control or cardiac risk.
Implementation of an environmental cleaning bundle in Australia was associated with a decrease in infectious caused by S aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
The results of a retrospective study published in Resuscitation suggest that post-resuscitation interventions are less aggressive following in-hospital cardiac arrest for patients with cancer compared with individuals without a history of cancer. Although there is evidence that the clinical outcomes of patients experiencing in-hospital cardiac arrest, as well as of patients with cancer in general,…
Percentage of patients experiencing hypoglycemia decreased for those without, with diabetes.
Home-based support network includes social work case managers and online resources.
Poor outcomes include higher mortality, longer hospital stay, and greater risk for C difficile infection.
Patients’ perceptions of pain, pain medication may affect prescribing practices.
In this observational study, investigators analyzed the relationship between the independent contributions of a patient’s neighborhood and its local hospital’s service area and risk for 30-day readmission.