Dermatology or infectious diseases specialists reversed more than a third of generalist physicians' diagnoses of cellulitis in the hospital, with statis dermatitis being the most common alternative diagnosis.
When residents spent all 16 weeks of their general medicine inpatient time on one medical nursing floor, their teams were more likely to negotiate with the patient, support each other, and communicate as a team on simulation scenarios, a study found.
The intervention included a decision aid that prompted clinicians prescribing antibiotics to classify inpatients' infection risk as possible or probable and then choose between stopping or continuing the prescription at 48 to 72 hours. They also received audit and feedback.
Hospitalized patients with intellectual disability, chromosomal abnormalities, pervasive developmental disorders, and congenital malformation syndrome had a 2.7-fold higher risk of an avoidable patient safety incident than those without developmental disability, according to an analysis in England.