January 10, 2024

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An academic time crunch

Academic hospitalists discuss how to find time for education and research as the clinical workload keeps growing.

Clinicians team up to combat burnout

Online group coaching for women trainees decreased burnout symptoms.

Study of Medicare claims finds good outcomes with hospital at home

Only 6.2% of Medicare fee-for-service patients who were hospitalized at home had to be escalated to another setting and 0.5% died during the admission, according to an analysis of 2022 to 2023 claims data. Their 30-day readmission rate was 15.6%.

Risk factors may not accurately identify complicated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's criteria for determining complicated S. aureus bacteremia had low to moderate predictive value and could lead to unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to a prospective cohort study in the Netherlands.

Analysis highlights poor outcomes, inconsistent treatment of catastrophic PE

Pulmonary embolism (PE) patients with hemodynamic collapse had a 42.1% risk of mortality, according to data from the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team registry. Only 13.3% of such patients underwent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and 25% got systemic thrombolysis.

Hospitals with higher proportion of Black patients hit with value-based Medicare penalties

Mortality rates for myocardial infarction and pneumonia were consistently higher at hospitals that treated a high proportion of Black patients, and that didn't change after implementation of Medicare's value-based payment program, a 10-year study found.