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Documenting and treating pressure ulcers

A wound care expert reviewed the stages of pressure ulcers (or injuries).
15 Jun 2018

New proposed rule for discharge planning focuses on patient preferences

Hospitals and critical access hospitals would be required to develop a discharge plan within 24 hours of admission or registration and complete it before the patient is discharged.
4 Nov 2015

Hospitalist fellowships offer clinical, research, or leadership training

Fellows trade more time in training for gains in knowledge, job opportunities.
15 Sep 2015

CDC proposes 12 draft recommendations for prescribing opioids

The agency is accepting public comment until Jan. 13.
23 Dec 2015

Creating a universal suicide screening program

One hospital built an algorithm for suicide screening into its electronic health record.
15 Mar 2018

Subclavian catheters associated with fewer bloodstream infections and DVTs than femoral or jugular

The findings support current CDC recommendations to reduce risk of infections by using subclavian sites, but overall suggest that an ideal site for central venous catheter insertion does not exist if mechanical complications are an equal concern, authors said.
30 Sep 2015

High ICU utilization for 4 common conditions may drive up costs without improving mortality, study finds

The retrospective cohort study ranked 94 hospitals in Washington State and Maryland by their predicted ICU utilization rates for adult patients hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and congestive heart failure.
10 Aug 2016

Inpatient team structure affected resource utilization but not clinical outcomes

While a study found similar costs, length of stay, 30-day readmissions, and inpatient mortality among teams with hospitalists, advanced practice clinicians, or residents at one academic medical center, hospitalist teams discharged patients more efficiently with fewer consults.
25 Nov 2020

March 2007

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Another way to detect breakdowns in care

A program encouraged patients to report problems that arose during hospitalization.
15 Aug 2020

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