Research has long indicated that pulse oximeters can overestimate oxygen saturation in patients with darker skin, but experts are now trying raise awareness of the problem.
Hospitals that employed more hospitalists had better scores in the CMS Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purchasing Program overall and in the Patient Experience and Efficiency domains, a cross-sectional study found.
In 369 patients in ED and inpatient settings, the diagnostic yield of head CT examinations was 0.00% for indications of suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, catatonia, and/or psychosis.
An international registry study compared outcomes in 298 patients who received both prophylactic anticoagulation and aspirin with a propensity-matched group who received anticoagulation alone.
At one university-based internal medicine residency program, a three-year point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training track that used both local and external resources increased residents' use of and comfort with POCUS applications.