From 2006 and 2016, smallest increase seen in high Sociodemographic Index countries.
To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Prediction tool may help physicians better personalize screening discussions with patients.
Findings based on comparison to general anesthesia for knee and hip arthroplasty
Per-person diabetes-attributable costs ranged from 374 in New Mexico to 1,610 in Washington, D.C.
Can the length of time after hospital discharge influence readmission preventability among general medicine patients?
Implementing an electronic consult system for specialty requests in safety-net health systems is associated with improved specialty care access but creates new challenges for primary care practitioners.
The FDA advisory committee voted 12-2 in favor of recommending the approval of Nuplazid.
Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.
Sigmoidoscopy was associated with a reduction in the prevalence of colon cancer mortality in men.
Switching back to branded drugs is more likely in generic drug than authorized generic drugs.
In the US Burden of Disease Report, the leading causes of death were ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's disease, and colorectal cancer while the leading causes of disability were low back pain, major depressive disorder, and diabetes.
The adjusted analysis also demonstrated that the code stroke system was associated with a decreased risk for post-stroke epilepsy within 5 years of stroke.
Aside from age, other high mortality factors included left ventricular dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, COPD, and diabetes.
Compared with standard oxygen therapy, high-flow treatments were better for infants with bronchiolotis.
High variability was observed within hospital risk-standardized excess readmission ratios.
The US opioid crisis is negatively affecting children, and the rate of hospitalization and pediatric intensive care unit admission for pediatric opioid ingestions is increasing.
Administrative costs, provider salaries, and pharmaceutical prices drive higher healthcare spending in the United StatesMarch 16, 2018
Administrative costs, physician and nurse salaries, and pharmaceutical prices are higher in the U.S. compared to other highly developed countries.
Among patients admitted to the hospital for a provisional diagnosis of cellulitis, early dermatologic consultation was associated with improved recognition of pseudo-cellulitis, decreased antibiotic use, and earlier discharge.
A clinical prediction tool successfully forecasts subarachnoid hemorrhage management from ruptured intracranial aneurysms.
Infants classified as very high risk for substantiated maltreatment had a higher relative risk of overall mortality, death through unintentional and inflicted injury, and sudden unexpected infant death.
Duration, more than dosage, may increase the risk of misuse in opioid naïve patients.
Patients treated by PCPs vs hospitalists can have lengthier hospital stays and lower 30-day mortality rates.
The addition of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis does not reduce the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome among patients with acute proximal deep vein thrombosis.
A Minnesota-based hospital chain fires about 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.
Compared with warfarin, treatment with DOACs was not associated with an increased risk of major bleeding or all-cause mortality within the first 90 days.
Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.
Low health literacy is associated with a longer hospital length of stay in general medicine patients.
Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.
The researchers found that concurrent use of amiodarone, fluconazole, rifampin, and phenytoin was associated with increased risk of major bleeding compared with the use of NOACs alone.