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Palliative care for heart failure patients may lower rehospitalization risk and improve outcomes
Heart failure patients who received palliative care -- focused on pain relief, emotional support and quality of life while hospitalized -- were less likely to be readmitted within six months. (2020-05-27)
First month of data shows children at low risk of COVID-19 infection, no hospitalizations
In the first 30 days since seeing their first patient, the number of children testing positive to COVID-19 at an Australian tertiary paediatric hospital has been low and none who contracted the virus required in-hospital treatment, according to a new study. (2020-05-21)
Home health care after a heart attack may lower patients' hospital readmission rates
Almost 10% of US heart attack patients receive home health care after hospital discharge. (2020-05-15)
Fecal transplantation improves outcomes in patients with multi-drug resistant organisms
Transferring fecal matter from the digestive systems of healthy donors to extremely ill patients who had previously been infected with drug-resistant bacteria resulted in shorter hospital stays, fewer bloodstream infections and infections that were easier to treat, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020. (2020-04-30)
Frailty may be highly predictive of complications, death in patients with mitral valve disease
Frailty measurements have become increasingly important in assessing surgical risk in patients with mitral valve disease, and research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery shows that frailty plays a significant role in outcomes following mitral valve procedures. (2020-03-19)
Patient navigators cut ER visits, hospitalization for high risk health care users
Studies indicate patients with a lower socioeconomic status often lack a primary care provider, causing them to receive lower quality health care, experience a higher rate of emergency visits and an increased risk of all-cause readmissions and death after discharge. (2020-03-18)
Research reveals best hospital-based methods for reducing readmission rates
Research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has revealed the most effective hospital-based methods for reducing readmission rates. (2020-03-03)
New way to identify patients likely to return to hospital could reduce future readmissions
A new study looked at how the risk of readmission progressed over multiple visits to emergency departments (EDs) by patients with chronic diseases. (2020-03-03)
Wearable sensor powered by AI predicts worsening heart failure before hospitalization
A new wearable sensor that works in conjunction with artificial intelligence technology could help doctors remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients days before a health crisis occurs and could prevent hospitalization, according to a study led by University of Utah Health and VA Salt Lake City Health Care System scientists. (2020-02-25)
Study highlights potential need to standardize quality measurement for cardiovascular care
In a new study, a team of BIDMC researchers evaluate how hospitals awarded for high quality cardiovascular care by the AHA/ACC performed under federal value-based programs. (2020-02-20)
Help with medication reduces hospital admissions in older patients -- study
People aged 65 years and over are less likely to be readmitted to hospital if they are given help with their medication for three months after discharge, new research from the University of Bradford has found. (2020-02-19)
Readmission risk increases for elderly patients with geriatric-specific characteristics
Researchers have examined new geriatric-specific characteristics that appear to raise the risk of elderly surgical patients having an unplanned hospital readmission within a month of initially leaving the hospital. (2020-02-18)
Elder-friendly care after emergency surgery greatly improves outcomes for older patients
Tailoring care for older patients who have had emergency surgery can reduce complications and deaths, decrease the length of hospital stays and cut down on the need for alternate care at discharge, according to a new study led a University of Alberta researcher. (2020-02-18)
Comparison of primary care in hospital- and community-based practices
Understanding the strengths of each practice type with respect to patient experience may inform future efforts to improve the patient experience overall. (2020-02-18)
Second antibiotic no advantage for treating super-bug Golden Staph
A world-first clinical trial has called into question the effectiveness of using more than one antibiotic to treat the deadly 'super-bug', Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia, commonly known as Golden Staph. (2020-02-13)
Discharge 3 days following open heart surgery is safe
Patients who undergo open heart surgery and head home 3 days later are not at increased risk for complications. (2020-01-27)
Study challenges concerns over hospital readmission reduction practices
A UT Southwestern study is challenging concerns that a federal health policy enacted in 2012 to reduce hospital readmissions leaves patients more vulnerable. (2020-01-15)
Hospital readmission policy did not increase patients' mortality risk
The Obamacare program intended to reduce the risk of patients being readmitted after hospitalizations for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia has not caused an increase in mortality risk for patients in emergency departments or observational units, according to a new report. (2020-01-15)
In health care, does 'hotspotting' make patients better?
The new health care practice of 'hotspotting' -- in which providers identify very high-cost patients and attempt to reduce their medical spending while improving care -- has virtually no impact on patient outcomes, according to a new study led by MIT economists. (2020-01-08)
Ratings system may penalize hospitals serving vulnerable communities
Analysis of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare rating system shows that hospitals serving vulnerable communities may be judged on social factors outside of their control. (2020-01-07)
New frailty index may help determine adverse outcomes in older patients after hospital discharge
A new frailty index shows promise in determining how acute illness affects functional ability in older patients admitted to hospital, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) co-led by researchers from Dalhousie University, Canada, and University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. (2020-01-06)
How to help fix the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' hospital rating system
The current hospital star-rating system used by the US government's Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is plagued with numerous flaws, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Dan Adelman has come up with a new way to address one of its most controversial issues. (2019-12-03)
Gunshot injuries have long-term medical consequences
Researchers are trying to identify injury patterns and predict future outcomes for victims of gun violence who are seen in the emergency room and later readmitted to the hospital, according to new research. (2019-11-27)
Robotic transplants safe for kidney disease patients with obesity
Researchers report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients. (2019-11-19)
Too good to be true?
New analysis casts doubt on effectiveness of Medicare payment incentive program as a way to curb hospital readmissions. (2019-11-04)
Gallbladder removal linked to better outcomes when performed soon after hospital admission
Surgeons report a 72-hour delay increases the odds of complications and 30-day readmissions, lengthens hospital stays, and may make patients likelier to need open operations. (2019-10-30)
Study finds racial variation in post-op care after knee replacement surgery
A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after the procedure. (2019-10-30)
Study finds inequities in access to heart failure care
As part of an initiative by the Department of Medicine Health Equity Committee at Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigators conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to the Brigham with a diagnosis of heart failure. (2019-10-29)
Bariatric surgery is a safe option for young adolescents with morbid obesity
Bariatric surgery is safe for teens with morbid obesity and is beneficial for young patients who would otherwise face potential lifelong risks of death associated with obesity, according to new research. (2019-10-25)
Bariatric surgery is safe for teens with morbid obesity
Bariatric surgery is safe and, in many cases, beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity who would otherwise face a heightened risk of developing severe health problems, including heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2019-10-25)
Too many older adults readmitted to hospitals with same infections they took home
About 15% of hospitalized older adults will be readmitted within a month of discharge. (2019-10-23)
English proficiency associated with hospital revisits, readmissions
Patients with limited English proficiency face barriers in health care settings. (2019-10-22)
High-risk patients benefit from undergoing surgery at teaching hospitals
Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching hospital as opposed to a non-teaching hospital, according to a study from researchers at Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2019-10-17)
40% of people did not visit a family doctor after being released from prison
A new study analyzing the experiences of people released from provincial prison in Ontario in 2010 has found that 60% of people who were in Ontario's prison system were seen by a family doctor in the two years after being released from prison compared to 85% of people in the general population. (2019-10-11)
Poor diabetes control costs the NHS in England £3 billion a year in potentially avoidable hospital treatment
Poor diabetes control was responsible for £3 billion in potentially avoidable hospital treatment in England in the operational year 2017-2018, according to new research comparing the costs of hospital care for 58 million people with and without diabetes. (2019-09-18)
Deprivation associated with increased risk of death following hospital admission with type 2 diabetes
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
Kaiser Permanente reduces secondary cardiac events through virtual cardiac rehabilitation program
Kaiser Permanente has demonstrated promising results in reducing secondary cardiac events and rehospitalizations by creating a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program that fits seamlessly into patients' lives. (2019-08-28)
Discharge incentives in emergency rooms could lead to higher patient readmission rates
In an effort to address emergency department overcrowding, pay-for-performance (P4P) incentive programs have been implemented in various regions around the world, including hospitals in Metro Vancouver. (2019-08-20)
Do hospital ads work?
Should hospital advertising be banned? A few policymakers in Washington, D.C., have recently considered such an action based on a long-standing debate on whether it poses the spread of misinformation, and that it is not an effective or responsible use of an already limited healthcare budget. (2019-08-20)
Hospital harms total $1 billion for health care system in Ontario in fiscal year 2015/16
Experiencing harm in hospital significantly increases the length of stay, length of recovery after discharge and health system costs, which amounted to more than $1 billion in Ontario in fiscal year 2015/16, according to new research in CMAJ. (2019-08-12)
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