service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who provides perioperative care to surgical patients. ... Some hospitals are moving toward models that incorporate hospitalists as part of the perioperative care team.
Cardiology experts released new guidelines on perioperative care of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery last week. ... Aug. 1. For more on perioperative medication management, see our June cover story in ACP Hospitalist.
The following cases and commentary, which focus on perioperative care, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 16). ... Lungs are clear to auscultation bilaterally. Which of the following is the most appropriate
In addition to six-minute walk distance, intensive care unit length of stay, age, and Mini-Mental State Examination score were found to be independent risk factors for postoperative cognitive dysfunction. ... In addition to the 6MWD, intensive care unit
Cause-and-effect questions like these pose diagnostic challenges for hospitalists involved in perioperative assessment of bariatric surgery patients. ... While there's no need to rewrite the guidelines for perioperative care in these cases, hospitalists
The index categorized patients' cardiovascular risk based on their age, history of heart disease, symptoms of angina or dyspnea, hemoglobin level, and whether they were having vascular or emergency surgery.
Earlier hip fracture surgery admission associated with lower in-hospital mortality than later treatment
They added that data on time from injury to hospital arrival were not available and that unobserved variations in care delivery across hospital types and sizes may have influenced both surgery
Administration of aspirin no later than the end of the second day after a stroke is an accepted quality-of-care core metric in primary and comprehensive stroke centers. ... Perioperative aspirin continuation in a patient whose only indication for
The primary outcome of the study was a composite of death and thrombotic complications within 30 days of surgery, but researchers also looked at rates of major hemorrhage leading to reoperation.
Coding corner Billing for routine perioperative care by hospitalists may require modifiers. ... transferring care to the hospitalists), then the physicians must use modifiers to indicate this transfer.