H ealth system mergers and hospital closures are often in the news lately, but what do these market trends mean for hospitalists?
A dose-response trend toward increased mortality was seen for benzodiazepines (hazard ratio, 1.21 [95% CI, 1.05 to 1.39]) and for higher doses of opioids (hazard ratio,
2. had multivariable hazard ratios for AF of 1.3, 1.6 and 3.2 (P for trend < 0.0001), respectively.
While infection control [specialists] as well as epidemiologists are surveying the trends, hospitalists will be seeing these patients and will be able to recognize how sick these patients are and provide ... a trend that's emerging right in front of [us],
The authors sought to find how trends in coronary revascularization had changed in a time period when there were many advances in technology, techniques, guidelines and evidence. ... The decrease in CABG surgery occurred as a roughly linear trend
proBNP was numerically greater on high-dose therapy, with a trend toward significance.
Results were published online June 14 by Circulation. In the RE-LY study, the higher dose of dabigatran reduced ischemic stroke compared to the lower dose but showed a trend toward
The overall mean rate of hospitalizations followed a similar trend, with the result that readmissions didn't decrease as a percentage of all hospitalizations.
Probiotics were associated with a non-significant trend toward reduced ICU mortality (RR, 0.80; P=0.16) but had no effect on hospital mortality or length of stay in the
Hospitalists are not very aware of the charges for various services they provide, or tests they order, according to recent data.