More Americans are taking cannabis, complicating inpatient care. Understanding patients' use patterns and history is key to mitigating risks during a hospital stay.
Interviews with 24 experienced hospitalists revealed five themes from their thoughts on improving diagnostics.
A new framework, modeled after the hierarchy of effectiveness, proposes four steps to reduce use of low-value care, such as unnecessary telemetry, repeat labs, and urinary catheters, on medical wards.
Cognition, quality of life, and related outcomes did not differ at 12 months among patients with lower, intermediate, or higher oxygen saturation targets while on mechanical ventilation, a retrospective study found.
While the rate of hospitalization for an opportunistic infection per 100,000 U.S. patients with HIV went down, the associated inpatient mortality rate held stable, at 5.9%, and disparities by age, sex, race, and insurance status were found in a recent study.