In addition to COVID-19-related actions, the FDA announced several device recalls and approved a drug for eosinophilic esophagitis.
While the median number of publications by a hospital medicine full professor was 15.0, the top quintile of professors had a median of 175.5 publications, whereas those in the fifth quintile had a median of 0.
Hospitals in areas with more primary care physicians and licensed nursing home beds per capita had lower readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia, a new study found.
A retrospective study found lower mortality rates in COVID-19 patients who were taking drugs including statins, metformin, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, while a trial found faster recovery in patients who received interferon beta in addition to remdesivir.
A cohort study that analyzed encounters in one health system for worsening heart failure found that ED and observation stays and outpatient visits account for approximately half of the visits, with hospitalizations comprising the other half.