Experts offer advice on how to apply the wide variety of available validated scores and algorithms, but also clinical judgment, to find pulmonary embolisms without excessive testing.
An electronic health record tool used nine variables to predict which inpatients with COVID-19 would deteriorate. Two societies updated their guidelines on inpatient thromboprophylaxis and remdesivir use. A trial found that ivermectin had no effect on disease progression or mortality.
A study using U.S. compensation data from 2019 to 2020 found that starting salaries were lower for women in 93% of subspecialties and that initial salary parity in these subspecialities could increase women's 10-year earning potential by a median of $250,075.
Hospitals that had review of antibiotics prior to discharge had significantly lower overuse of antibiotics at discharge in patients with community-acquired pneumonia or urinary tract infection, according to a recent survey of Michigan hospitals.
Patients under severe financial strain had higher risk of death in the six months after hospital discharge after acute myocardial infarction, even after accounting for medical complexity, functional impairments, and conditions of aging such as impaired mobility.