Coronary CT angiography shows similar outcomes, better patient experience compared to MPI | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Coronary CT angiography and radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) had similar outcomes in patients admitted with chest pain, a recent study found.
Hospitalists can identify needs, collaborate with chaplains.
Sedative premedication before surgery may not improve patient experience, outcomes | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Patients who receive sedative premedication with lorazepam before elective surgery involving general anesthesia may not benefit, according to a new study.
Research on risk algorithms and tests helping to identify unnecessary hospitalizations.
Patients with high trauma from hospitalization had more 30-day readmissions, ED visits | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition, and mood are common during hospitalization and may contribute to unplanned returns to the hospital after discharge, a prospective cohort study found.
ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
Some of this issue's topics include pressure ulcers, arts in the hospital, and undiagnosed bowel disorders.
Patient satisfaction rates went up after EHR implementation.
Small pilot trial finds reduced costs but similar quality, safety with home hospital versus usual care | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Home hospital care included home visits from nurses and physicians, IV medications, continuous monitoring, video communication, and point-of-care testing.
The mere fact of being in the hospital is incompatible with happiness, which can make the task of improving patient satisfaction feel like an uphill battle.