Several cardiology specialty societies released a focused update on managing patients with atrial fibrillation to include the option of using dabigatran, the first new oral anticoagulant available for clinical use in ... The update was jointly released
Rates and causes of hospital readmissions, and the infrequency of follow-up care, were quantified in a research brief from the National Institute for Health Care Reform. ... The authors called for additional research on effective care for high-risk
Criteria for cardiac catheterization, subclinical hyperthyroidism and CHD risk, and more.
Although the CAM-ICU has high sensitivity and specificity when administered by research nurses, its performance in day-to-day practice is unknown. ... They noted that their model could be implemented without a dedicated unit, and called for further
The next step in this research would be to determine whether interventions in the immediate post-surgical period (74.2% of patients with elevated TnT had it in the first 24 ... Existing tools to predict 30-day mortality, which also have been recommended
2005 and Nov. 2006. Determination of preventable readmissions was based on 14 Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). ... placement. Recent research has shown that PICCs are not as safe as
Further research is needed to determine definitively whether use of the STOPP criteria reduces adverse events, medication costs and health care utilization, the authors said. ... He also suggested that future research assess any unintended consequences
was £200,914.” Rates of CRP ordering for inpatients and outpatients before and after the intervention at the intervention and control hospitals were compared, and results were published as a research ... Previous research had shown that introduction
Restrictive transfusions, hospice care use, and more.
Automatic referral combined with a clinician discussion can increase patients' use of cardiac rehabilitation after hospital discharge, recent research suggests.