June 14, 2023

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Heart failure care at home

The hospital at home model appears particularly suited to patients who require hospitalization for heart failure, a recent cardiology commentary said.

Reducing returns to the ED

A transition clinic smoothed care for patients, the ED, and hospitalists, a study found.

Two-step testing for Clostridioides difficile appears safe in multicenter study

Using an enzyme immunoassay after a positive nucleic acid amplification test was associated with a decrease in hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infections and a reduction in related antibiotic use but no change in emergent colectomies.

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Disparities seen in postdischarge care for Medicaid beneficiaries

A study in Alabama found that 58% of Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes and heart failure did not receive guideline-recommended care after hospitalization. Risk of inadequate follow-up was particularly high among patients who were Black or Hispanic.

Stigmatizing language about OUD common in hospital records, associated with less follow-up

The most common term was “abuse,” which appeared in two-thirds of hospital discharge summaries for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) who were admitted for infectious complications of injection opioid use.

Women in academia report more sexual harassment, negative work climates, survey finds

Women had more negative experiences compared to men, other minorities, and those identifying as LGBTQ+, a survey found.