The authors of an accompanying editorial discussed the trend in modern health care toward shorter lengths of stay and said that “it is far from clear that reductions in length of
was a trend favoring intensive glucose management, and other studies show promise with insulin treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with myocardial infarction.
In hospitalized patients, approximately one-third of the increase over time was related to temporal changes in the population distribution of race, age and sex and to trends in sepsis, acute
There was also a trend toward fewer same-day, medically avoidable surgery cancellations (8.5% vs.
0.6%, P < 0.001). There was a nonsignificant trend toward lower risk of all-cause death for patients with filters compared to those without (6.6% vs.
There was a trend toward shorter time to AKI with vancomycin plus piperacillin-tazobactam compared to the other regimens, but the difference was not significant.
7.8%; RR, 0.63; 95% CI, 0.33 to 1.21; 5 trials). Overall rates of proximal DVT didn't differ significantly between groups, but there was a nonsignificant trend ... Overall, they wrote: “Following hip fracture repair, the lower risk of bleeding with
Study authors warned that beta-blocker usage may confound lactate measurement in severe sepsis, although they also noted a trend toward decreased mortality from sepsis among patients taking beta-blockers. ... This study did find a trend toward decreased
In long-term follow-up (mean 288 days), the overall trend was that bleeding rates increased while thromboembolic rates decreased with intensity of antithrombotic treatment regimen.
It balances overuse issues seen with fee-for-service alone, underuse issues with capitation alone, and adds incentives for the hard work needed to improve quality and reduce cost trends—which ... If the primary care physician was responsible for