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Liver transplantations for alcohol-associated liver disease increase

January 22, 2019
Over the past 15 years, there was a 12.5% increase in the number of liver transplantations for patients with alcohol-associated liver disease…

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Oral step-down therapy comparable to IV therapy for bloodstream infections

January 22, 2019
Patients hospitalized with an Enterobacteriaceae bloodstream infection who transitioned to oral step-down therapy demonstrated similar 30-day…

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Almost 16% of pediatric transplant recipients hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases

January 15, 2019
Children receiving solid organ transplants — especially lung, heart, intestine and multivisceral transplants — are hospitalized with…

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Young-onset diabetes linked to increased risk for hospitalization, mental illness

January 14, 2019
Patients with young-onset type 2 diabetes have excess hospitalizations and a substantial mental illness burden before age 40 years, according to data…

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SFTS virus may be transmitted via aerosols

January 3, 2019
The virus that causes severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, may have been transmitted person-to-person via aerosols at a hospital in…

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Antimicrobial hospital curtain reduces MDRO contamination

January 3, 2019
An antimicrobial privacy curtain made with a blend of quaternary ammonium chlorides, or QAC, plus polyorganosiloxane reduces contamination with…

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Increase in post-discharge mortality in heart failure, pneumonia follows readmission reduction program

December 21, 2018
Implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was followed by an increase in 30-day post-discharge mortality for patients…

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Limiting blood transfusions for moderate anemia safe

December 17, 2018
In recent years, the prevalence of moderate anemia after hospitalization has increased while red blood cell transfusions have decreased, but…

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Exercise program reverses functional decline in hospitalized elderly

December 14, 2018
An individualized, multicomponent exercise intervention demonstrated safety and efficacy in improving functional decline associated with acute…

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Disturbances in hospital common among inpatients, linked to readmission

December 7, 2018
Many inpatients experience disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition and mood during their hospital stays, according to findings published in JAMA

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For-profit hospitals associated with higher readmission rates

October 5, 2018
Receiving care in a for-profit hospital was linked to an increased risk for readmission, compared with public and nonprofit hospitals, according to…

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Hospital privacy curtains harbor infectious bacteria

September 27, 2018
Patient privacy curtains in hospitals became increasingly contaminated with pathogens and most tested positive for MRSA after 21 days of being hung…

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Adjustment for more patient factors reduces hospital variation in readmission rates

September 18, 2018
When adjusting for additional clinical and social variables, hospital variation in readmission rates are reduced, according to findings published in…

Mayo Clinic rated best hospital nationwide

August 17, 2018
Mayo Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for the third consecutive year by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best

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Risk for hospital readmission increases among certain specialties

August 10, 2018
Although hospitals have been effective at reducing patient readmissions, the risk for readmission for hospitalized patients has increased for two of…

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How to minimize sleep disruption in hospitalized patients

July 19, 2018
Compared with habitual sleep at home, sleep duration and quality were significantly worse in the hospital, according to findings published in JAMA

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Hospitalists should promote mobility among inpatients

July 16, 2018
Promoting mobility among hospitalized patients may help to reduce the negative consequences associated with bedrest, according to a paper published…

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Collaborative initiative reduces 30-day hospital readmissions

July 10, 2018
The Enhanced Care Program, which includes coordination between an interdisciplinary team in transitioning patients to a skilled nursing facility…

CMS: Declines in hospital-acquired conditions saved almost $3 billion

June 7, 2018
Between 2014 and 2016, the nation’s efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and improve patient safety thwarted about 8,000 deaths and…

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340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA