A patient with primary hyperparathyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and inclusion-body myositis presented with fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
The latest advice from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) on avoiding low-value care includes recommendations against waking patients at night for routine care and against routinely prescribing venous thromboembolism prophylaxis to all inpatients.
A patient load of 16 patients, compared to 13, was associated with a small, but statistically significant, increase in length of stay. However, there was no association between workload and ED visits or readmissions in the single-center observational study.
Equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate more accurately predict risk of kidney failure and mortality in Black patients if they include both creatinine and cystatin C, but not race, according to a new retrospective study.
As of Jan. 1, 2021, a federal rule requires hospitals to disclose five types of standard charges for all services and to provide a consumer-friendly display for at least 300 services. Six to nine months after it went into effect, more than half of hospitals had met neither requirement.