One trend already affecting hospitals is a decline in patient volume, as care is shifted to the outpatient setting and preventable admissions are reduced. ... Singer. Other trends could also shift the balance that has led so many internal medicine
A nonsignificant trend toward decreased cardiac mortality was also seen in CR participants, though there was no observed effect for myocardial infarction or revascularization.
One of every three people who died in the U.S. in 2007 was in the hospital for treatment at the time of death.
Training for internists could undergo radical changes. A position paper by Fitzgibbons and colleagues, published in Annals of Internal Medicine (2006; 144:920-926), looked at trends in internal medicine and ... These trends raise the question of whether
Pay close attention to even subtle trends, such as a slight decline in the respiratory rate over a series of evaluations, he said.
The program mirrors a general trend in medical education to scrutinize not just what but how students are being taught, said Dr.
From 2001 to 2007, inflation-adjusted hospital costs rose by 24.6% to $343 billion.
P=0.03), and there was a trend toward significance with clinically important bleeding (OR, 1.9; 95% CI, 0.9 to 3.7; P=0.07).
Dr. Mudge and colleagues piloted a heart failure quality improvement program (published in the March Journal of Hospital Medicine) only to find that it increased readmission rates while showing a trend
VTE prophylaxis in colorectal surgery patients increases over time, but VTE rates remain unchanged, study finds
0.001 for trend for all).