A hospitalist explains how his facility focused a consistent multidisciplinary team on patients who were likely to return to the hospital.
Over a 4.5-year period at one academic medical center, 5,320 procedures were attempted, 58.7% by a supervised resident and 41.3% by an attending, with an overall success rate of 91.1% and a major complication rate of 0.8%.
An analysis of U.S. hospitals found significant decreases in adverse event rates among patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, or major surgical procedures.
Antimicrobial-resistant infections and deaths related to hospitalization both increased by at least 15% during the first year of the pandemic, according to a recent CDC report.
The 25 criteria selected by a group of international experts were divided into six categories: advanced/refractory heart failure, comorbidities, and complications; advanced therapies; hospital utilization; prognosis; symptom burden/distress; and decision making/social support.