These data suggest a restrictive transfusion strategy is as safe as a liberal one, though there was a nonsignificant trend toward higher incidence of cardiogenic shock in patients treated with the
4 days; P=0.04) and a trend toward a shorter length of stay in the ICU (6 days vs.
17.8 days, P<0.001) and ICU LOS (7.2 vs. 10.6, P=0.02) in the intensivist-led group, as well as a trend toward lower in-hospital
The goal of the study was to determine whether there have been any time trends in overall and cause-specific mortality, especially as more older people and more women with severe
Discharge destination and length-of-stay trends were evaluated using 1996 rates as a baseline and were age-adjusted to reflect the U.S.
The upward trend in overweight since 1980 reflects primarily an increase in the percentage of adults 20–74 years of age who are obese.
Slow gait speed showed a trend, but not a significant association toward longer length of stay (adjusted OR, 2.32; 95% CI, 0.95 to 5.67).
However, it is difficult to attribute all of the economic decrease to the recession since the downward trend started well before late 2007. ... Researchers from the CDC used data reported to the agency as part of the National Nosocomial Infections
One of every three people who died in the U.S. in 2007 was in the hospital for treatment at the time of death.
From 2001 to 2007, inflation-adjusted hospital costs rose by 24.6% to $343 billion.