Although weekly numbers of deaths, expected weekly numbers of deaths, and ratios of observed to expected weekly numbers of deaths did fluctuate on occasion, no trends by season or by year
Given the focus of providers, payors, and health care systems to decrease readmission rates for ADHF [acute decompensated heart failure], seeing these survival trends in both first and recurrent hospitalized ADHF
have become routine in many hospitals,” the study authors wrote. They called for additional studies to see if this trend in prescribing has stabilized or reversed.
Vinson said. Whether hospitalists or ED physicians make the choice, the trend toward outpatient treatment of PE will gain momentum as several large studies now underway are completed, he predicted. ... J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011; 57:700-6. [PMID: 21292129]
Sean Khozin, ACP Member, an internist in New York City, has used both his blog and Twitter to reference trends in health technology and policy, including topics that might be misrepresented
The mortality trend was similar among patients without moderate anemia. The study was published by Annals of Internal Medicine on Dec.
A safety leadership team, which includes the hospital's medical director, reviews all reports weekly to identify trends and recommend changes to systems or workflow. ... The goal is to spot trends. One near miss report isn't very meaningful but a cluster
Utilization Project, to conduct a time trend analysis of pulmonary catheter use in hospitalized patients 18 years of age and older. ... admissions. The authors detected a change in trend following the 1996 publication of a study suggesting that pulmonary
Nearly all studies of these interventions found a significant reduction in trend over time and/or immediate change.
Trends in 90-day survival after discharge and use of guideline-based medications for MI during the hospital stay and at discharge were examined. ... These encouraging trends seem to have been predominantly explained by increases in the use of