April 5, 2023

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Open up to open notes

An expert at CONVERGE offered tips on ensuring that patient access to test results and notes is beneficial to care.

Computer points out patients who need a visit

Nurses check with a machine learning program every six hours to identify ward patients at risk of death or ICU admission.

Septic shock outcomes better in patients who got hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone

A retrospective analysis of patients hospitalized with septic shock and receiving norepinephrine found that 47.2% of those who began hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone simultaneously died in the hospital or were discharged to hospice, compared to 50.8% of those treated with hydrocortisone alone.

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Postoperative mortality risk low by one month after COVID-19, study finds

An analysis of surgeries in England since COVID-19 vaccines were widely available found that surgery within two weeks of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test carried a 1.1% mortality rate, which declined to 0.3% by four weeks after infection.

Inpatients often not sure who is in charge of their care

Researchers surveyed 172 hospitalized patients at two U.S. academic hospitals and found that 59% did not know who their primary doctor was and 23% reported sometimes receiving mixed messages.

Mindful ordering project changed residents' lab testing practices

A five-phase intervention that included education, reminders, and changes to electronic heath record options to encourage internal medicine residents to think more carefully before ordering lab tests reduced overall use of labs.