September 27, 2023

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Walk this way

Increasing inpatient mobility is a common goal, but hospitals struggle to make it happen. Experts offer their advice.

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Could you repeat that?

It was a very quiet day on the geriatrics service, at least for one physician.

AHA updates guidance for treating life-threatening poisonings

A new focused update from the American Heart Association (AHA) offered 10 take-home messages on management of cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and refractory shock due to poisoning.

Use of preoperative cardiac testing varies problematically, can be changed, review finds

Patients who were older or had more comorbidities were more likely to get preoperative cardiac testing, but so were those seen by a preoperative clinic or a cardiologist rather than in primary care, according to a systematic review.

ACP addresses ethics of physician fundraising from ‘grateful patients'

“Grateful patient” fundraising for hospitals by physicians is ethically problematic and creates the potential for erosion of patient and public trust in institutions and the profession, ACP stated in a position paper.

Hospital pricing often unclear despite transparency requirements

A cross-sectional study of U.S. hospitals found differences in cash prices posted online for vaginal childbirth and brain MRI versus prices obtained via telephone calls by secret shoppers.