$7,729; P=0.030). The cost-savings trend emerged by the second year of treatment, and the majority of the cost offsets of simvastatin–ezetimibe were associated with coronary revascularization (
trends. The study results were published July 18 by JAMA. During the study period, 2,962,554 hospitalizations were identified for heart failure at 5,016 hospitals, 1,229,939 hospitalizations
Researchers reviewed hospitalization trends for TIA from 2000 to 2010 among adults ages 25 years and older using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which has data from about 8 million hospital stays
Education has proven to be a much more effective tool than punishment in reversing negative trends, Dr.
The percentage of patients readmitted to a different hospital increased over time, from 15.6% in 2004 to 18.5% in 2013 (P=0.001 for trend).
Nearly all studies of these interventions found a significant reduction in trend over time and/or immediate change.
Study authors concluded that the observed trends in readmissions were consistent with hospitals' responding to incentives provided by the ACA but that the changes in observation stays are less clearly associated.
The reduction in minocycline resistance was the“ single encouraging trend” observed in the study.“ All of these observations highlight the urgent need to develop novel antibiotics and nontraditional agents, such as
to the underlying time trend.
in 2013, a trend of 0.33% improvement per year (P<0.001).