Care of inpatients with GI bleeding is complicated and multidisciplinary, but hospitalists can contribute by starting and stopping the right drugs, according to a speaker at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
Residents on one internal medicine team who were given a novel workflow and a mobile laptop for three months were significantly more likely to place progress notes during rounding hours and sign discharge summaries within 24 hours of discharge than comparison control teams.
The percentage of internists seeing patients both in and out of the hospital declined by more than half between 1990 and 2017, according to an analysis of American Board of Internal Medicine certifications and Medicare claims.
A new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General found that 25% of Medicare patients experienced adverse events or temporary harm events during their hospital stays in October 2018, and 43% of these were deemed preventable.
Use of evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder during admission increased significantly from 36% before the project to 57% after its implementation, a single-center study found.
The median time from the decision to pursue endovascular thrombectomy to the start of the procedure was 58 minutes in patients who received thrombectomy from interventionists deployed to them by helicopter and 148 minutes in patients transferred to the hospital, a German study found.
Twenty interpreters at a U.S. academic medical center reported in interviews that heart failure etiology, prognosis, and treatment options were difficult to explain clearly to patients with limited English proficiency.
The Solidarity trial concluded that remdesivir didn't significantly reduce mortality in ventilated patients and had a small effect on other hospitalized patients. Another study identified factors predicting which patients would benefit from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The NIH changed its recommendations on convalescent plasma.
Medical and nursing students had similar stress responses and performance outcomes when learning to manage sepsis patients via virtual reality (VR) or face-to-face simulation.
Hospitalists should think beyond the Revised Cardiac Risk Index when providing preoperative assessments, attendees at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 learned.
Research has shown that patients have a few common priorities at discharge, and hospitalists can tweak their practices to make it more likely these desires are fulfilled.