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More than 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients got discharge prescription of opioid, benzo, or antipsychotic

COVID-19 patients who were newly prescribed an opioid, benzodiazepine, or antipsychotic upon hospital discharge had a significantly higher risk of rehospitalization or death within 28 days, a single-center study found.
22 May 2024

Attending physician workload may affect teaching effectiveness, patient safety

Academic rank and time spent with learners were positively associated with teaching evaluations, and higher midnight census and daily discharges were negatively associated, a single-center study found.
13 Jan 2016

Is your patient depressed or just demoralized?

Demoralization is common among inpatients and can be treated with relatively simple interventions, according to a psychiatrist.
8 May 2024

Patient safety, resident sleep do not appear to differ with flexible vs. standard duty hours

Sixty-three U.S. internal medicine residency programs were randomly assigned to follow standard duty-hour policies mandating 16-hour shifts and an 80-hour workweek, or flexible policies, with an 80-hour workweek but no limits on shift length or mandatory time off between shifts.
13 Mar 2019

The limited evidence for IV albumin

An expert explains recent guidelines on IV albumin that recommended against the blood product in the settings where it is most commonly used.
10 Apr 2024

Residents report that ‘warm handoffs' enhance patient safety

One residency program implemented a protocol in which the incoming and outgoing residents met at the end of a ward rotation to sign out and jointly round on sicker patients using a bedside-rounding checklist.
23 Aug 2017

March 2014

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

Duty hours may have no effect on patient safety, resident well-being, care continuity

A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found.
25 Feb 2015

December 2013

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

Regionalized care teams may not lead to improvements in patient safety, study finds

Researchers found no significant difference in preventable adverse events but did find improvement in nurses' and interns' communication about patients' expected discharge dates and daily care plans.
2 Mar 2016

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