Researchers are working to identify the effects of heavy workload on hospitalists and their care.
10 Aug 2022
A meta-analysis showed that readmission rates among patients who received communication interventions at discharge were 9.1% compared to 13.5% among those who did not. Patient satisfaction was also significantly higher: 60.9% were satisfied versus 49.5% of controls.
1 Sep 2021
The percentage of patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received recommended care increased at a rate of 0.16% per month before implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program compared to 0.01% per month in the four years after.
10 Aug 2022
Only 1.5% of studied patients began pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of discharge from a hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but their rate of readmission within a year was 56.4%, compared to 64.6% in patients who did not begin rehab.
28 Jul 2021
Get ready for the medical remakes of your favorite blockbuster movies.
3 Aug 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
A hospitalist explains how his facility focused a consistent multidisciplinary team on patients who were likely to return to the hospital.
20 Jul 2022
A study of 21 hospitals in an integrated health system in California found that a postdischarge intervention targeted at patients at 25% or higher predicted risk of 30-day readmission or mortality was associated with decreased rates of readmission, but not mortality, in the 30 days after discharge.
18 Aug 2021
In hospitalized patients with pneumonia and oxygen saturations of 95% or greater without supplemental oxygen, outcomes were similar with one to two versus five to eight days of antibiotics, leading the authors of a recent study to suggest use of oxygenation levels to identify candidates for early discontinuation.
3 Aug 2022
A new analysis of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) found that increases in postdischarge heart failure mortality started before the program and could be attributed to patients who did not seek acute care in the 30 days after discharge.
29 Jan 2020