For decades, medical trainees who've been grilled in a traditional manner have felt the burn of shame and humiliation. A hospitalist and educator calls for change.
The American College of Chest Physicians issued 44 recommendations, covering use of vitamin K antagonists, heparin bridging, direct oral anticoagulants, and antiplatelet drugs in patients undergoing surgeries or procedures.
The use of apixaban among dialysis patients being treated for acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) rose from 2% in 2014 to 47% in 2018, according to an industry-funded retrospective comparison of the drug with warfarin.
Readmissions and mortality were not significantly different between hospitalized heart failure patients who received care as usual and those whose records displayed an alert containing predicted risk of one-year mortality.
Hospitals with a higher percentage of Black patients in their Medicare population had average patient care revenues and profits of $1,736 per patient-day and −$17 per patient-day, respectively, versus $2,213 per patient-day and $126 per patient-day at other hospitals, an analysis of 2016-2018 data found.