In a recent study, 87% of inpatients who received information cards from their hospitalists found them useful, with the most useful points being the hospitalist's or teams' contact information and schedule.
One study compared measures of oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry and arterial blood in COVID-19 patients by race, finding that overestimates may delay treatment for Black patients. Another study found potential overuse of opioids and benzodiazepines at discharge from COVID-19 hospitalization.
The Oakland score performed best for predicting safe discharge, major bleeding, and transfusion, while the Strate score performed best for hemostasis, according to a recent review and meta-analysis that assessed four scores.
A secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized clinical trial found reduced colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) overall and at multiple body sites in those assigned to decolonize with chlorhexidine and mupirocin.