Rates of falls and central-line bloodstream infections increased in hospitals after they were acquired by private equity firms, despite these hospitals having a younger, higher-income patient cohort.
When a medical student moved a chair from the closet to the bedside, hospitalists were dramatically more likely to sit down while talking to a patient, with resulting benefits on satisfaction and communication, a small study found.
Switching from the Resident Annual Evaluation Summary to the Milestone ratings system reduced bias for some groups that are underrepresented in medicine. However, substantial bias continued for U.S.-born Black residents.
The combined results of 14 trials testing IV iron in patients with iron deficiency and heart failures showed significant benefit from iron overall, with potentially greater effect in those with lower baseline transferrin saturation.