1 through Dec. 31, 2013, to determine whether use of health care resources and outcomes differed according to which type of physician provided care.
Researchers plan to track patients over the course of the study to measure the effects of palliative care on their symptoms, quality of life, and resource use compared with a control ... You can substitute for physical presence pretty well once patients
The authors said that the score, if validated, could improve resource use and promote high-value care. ... If validated, this tool could help optimize resource utilization, and increase the value of healthcare for patients presenting with syncope,”
In 2007, nearly 70 million were done. “We're higher [in our use of CT scans] than almost any other industrialized country,” said Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, professor in residence of ... Hillman said, citing testicles, thyroids and breasts as examples.
The authors calculated that more than 325,000 new heart failure patients might undergo inadequate assessment every year, with potential consequences including underuse of guideline-directed therapies and unnecessary resource use. ... to unnecessary
Including only patients who died in studies of resource use results in misleading data, according to a recent study. ... The variation in resource use among hospitals was 27% to 44% less than observed in studies that analyzed only patients who died, and
The study used data from 22,139 British patients ages 75 years and older who were admitted to a hospital and had high resource use and diagnoses associated with frailty. ... Results were published by The Lancet on April 26. In the development cohort,
Meltzer said. He pointed to a commonly cited 2002 review by Wachter and colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which demonstrated significant reductions in resource use as measured ... But if the hospitalists were getting better,
The primary outcome was ICU admissions for opioid-associated overdose, and secondary outcomes were in-hospital mortality and markers of ICU resource use. ... The authors noted limitations to the study, such as that they only included hospitals that
An MCC reflects the highest level of severity for a secondary diagnosis, and results in increased use of hospital resources. ... MCCs for nutrition include severe malnutrition, protein malnutrition and emaciation. CCs result in increased hospital