Antipsychotics started for an episode of agitation in the ICU are often continued through hospitalization and even after discharge, posing serious health risks to patients, experts say.
The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
Rapid antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2 could be a safe and effective method for guiding return to work, according to the authors of a retrospective study of health care personnel infected in January.
In a retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries, follow-up within seven days of discharge was associated with reduced 30-day readmissions and was predicted to help mitigate higher readmission rates among Black and dual-eligible patients.
Personalized treatment recommendations delivered to primary care clinicians after patients' hospitalization for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation did not appear to affect rates of mortality or readmissions.