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Study Finds Screening for Social Needs Lacking in Hospitals and Practices

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…
Heart rate monitor in an intensive care unit.

Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Less Aggressive Treatment for Cardiac Arrest in Hospitalized Patients

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,…