Clinical Care'John Doe' Patients Sometimes Force Hospital Staff To Play Detective
Establishing identity helps avoid the treatment risks that come with not knowing a patient's medical history.
Clinical CareHospital Teaching Status Not a Factor in IBD Treatment Costs
Care intensity greater at teaching hospitals, but sicker patients are the reason
FinanceHospitals Chafe Under Medicare's New Payment Rule For Off-Campus Clinics
With its new policy, Medicare is saying that an off-campus office is an off-campus office, regardless of whether it's owned...
Clinical CareIn-Hospital Delirium Predictive of Readmission, Discharge to Postacute Facilities, ER Visits
New research shows that in-hospital delirium patients are vulnerable during the early posthospitalization period.
Clinical CareImprove Medication Reconciliation, Postacute Handoff Using 2-Part Discharge Checklist
An effective hospital discharge process created by Cleveland Clinic is pivotal in the handoff of patients to postacute-care providers.
Clinical CareHow a Maryland Hospital Reduced Sepsis Mortality by 65%
The adoption of an EMR-based screening tool and a sepsis treatment bundle drove down mortality rates markedly over four years.
Clinical CareMultidrug-Resistant Infections Can Cost $4,600 Per Hospital Stay
Clostridium difficile infections in the hospital setting have the biggest treatment price tag, researchers say.
Clinical CareHow to Encourage Hospital Patients to Speak Up About Concerns
Many hospitalized patients are reluctant to raise concerns about their care, which reduces opportunities for improvement.
Clinical CareAntibiotic Stewardship is Tough in Hospital Wards, But Even Tougher in ICU
The difficulties of achieving appropriate administration of antibiotics in intensive care units include early treatment of patients due to severity...
Clinical CarePowerful Antibiotics Frequently Prescribed for Discharged Patients
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful antibiotics for their patients, many of those patients still head...
Clinical Care4 Steps to Manage Antibiotics in Acute Care Settings
This simple framework helps guide clinicians through condition diagnosis, prescribing, patient monitoring, and deciding therapy duration.