An anonymous survey administered to PA students found that more than 1 in 10 admitted to misusing prescription stimulants.
Researchers implemented a medication reconciliation interview to improve accuracy of and adherence to medication reconciliation.
Infections that require hospitalization and treatment with anti-infective agents in childhood are associated with an increased risk for eating disorders in adolescent girls.
Regulations will require companies to disclose prices of meds costing more than $35 for a month’s supply.
Patients with diabetes and hypoglycemia have higher readmission rate, postdischarge mortality.
When considering closing a rural hospital, researchers advised assessment of the potential impact — emotional, economic, practical, and political — on the community and the healthcare organization.
States that have implemented a texting ban see significantly fewer motor vehicle crash-related emergency department visits..
Improper removal of protective equipment tied to higher risk for drug-resistant organism contamination.
Uninsured patients more likely to be discharged, transferred vs privately insured patients.
The quality of surgical outcomes varies widely across hospitals affiliated with the US News & World Report Honor Roll hospitals.
Mirtazapine administered preoperatively may prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting compared with placebo.
Internal medicine programs offered a record 8116 categorical, 396 primary care positions.
But most report lack of appropriate staffing; 33% intend to leave job within 12 months.
Communication emphasized as well as consideration of readmission as proxy for other health factors
Identifying various care delivery models within hospital systems can be utilized to integrate nurse practitioners into pediatric hospital medicine teams.
Additionally, patients often not prepared with realistic expectations to receive home health care.
An environmental intervention of probiotic sanitation can effectively alter hospital microbiota, helping to limit the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in health care-associated infections .
Most common underlying causes of death in sepsis are solid and hematologic cancers, chronic heart disease.
For patients colonized with MRSA, postdischarge MRSA decolonization is associated with a reduced risk for infection.
Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase more common in sinks near toilets.