Search results for "Heart Failure"
Hospital rankings change when Medicare Advantage patients included
When researchers included both Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in calculations of CMS performance measures, between 21.6% and 30.2% of hospitals in the top-performing group for readmissions and mortality fell to a lower-performing group.
29 Mar 2023
Education, feedback for clinicians did not affect inpatient or postdischarge heart failure outcomes
An intervention targeting hospital clinicians had no significant effect on time to first heart failure rehospitalization or death or quality-of-care scores among patients discharged after hospitalization for acute heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, a recent trial found.
4 Aug 2021
Simple steps for sounder sleep
New protocols for blood pressure checks and clot prophylaxis allowed patients to get better sleep at one hospital.
22 Mar 2023
Beta-blockers after discharge associated with improved outcomes in older patients with heart failure
Ninety-day mortality and readmission rates were significantly lower in Medicare patients who received a beta-blocker after hospital discharge for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction than in those who did not, even if they were 75 years of age and older.
16 Jun 2021
Talking about heart failure
Patients with heart failure often have a hard time wrapping their heads around it. Hospitalists can do a lot to improve communication and education during hospitalization.
24 Aug 2022
Medications that can exacerbate heart failure often continued despite heart failure hospitalization
Many heart failure patients were still prescribed albuterol, metformin, or diltiazem at discharge, as well as many other medications on the American Heart Association's list of drugs that can precipitate or induce heart failure.
13 Nov 2019
Meta-analysis compares mortality benefits of heart failure treatment combinations
Patients taking an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, beta-blocker, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor showed the greatest reduction in risk of death, the analysis of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction found.
15 Dec 2021
Use your window into heart failure
A new guideline and experts urge hospitalists to maximize heart failure therapies, but also to be aware of their costs.
27 Jul 2022
Updating heart failure documentation
There are important differences between the 2021 universal definition of heart failure and ICD-10-CM terminology.
27 Jul 2022
Discharge of heart failure patients to settings not recommended by therapists linked to increased readmission risk
Patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure who were discharged to a less intensive postacute setting than that recommended by physical and occupational therapists were more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged according to recommendations.
4 Aug 2021