Hospitalists are now one of the top five largest physician specialties in the U.S., according to an analysis of Medicare Part B claim coding patterns. However, relatively few physicians self-identified as hospitalists in Medicare's Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System.
The authors of a new study developed and validated the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) 3.0 score to account for sex-based differences in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and better identify women needing early invasive treatment.
In patients who inject drugs, management of infective endocarditis without addiction treatment “is failing to treat the underlying cause of illness, an ideal that is a principal tenet in all other medical conditions,” the American Heart Association (AHA) said in a scientific statement.
While the change in overall 30-day health care costs after hospitalization did not differ between participants and controls, program enrollees had a significantly smaller increase in inpatient costs and a significantly larger increase in outpatient costs from before hospitalization to after.