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The reasons underlying the diverging country-specific patterns for patients with [heart failure] HF are not clear, but should be concerning for the United States, who have had a trend of ... It is difficult to compare heart failure mortality trends
The trend promises to bring more convenient, sophisticated services to more people, but some question whether these benefits will come at the expense of the poor and uninsured living in cities. ... The trend is toward smaller facilities that focus on
Exotic travel trend poses new challenges for hospitalists.
to determine rates and trends over time of outcomes after an observation stay. ... Thirty-day rates of inpatient stays and 30-day mortality rates did not change in this time period, however (P=0.054 and 0.091 for trend, respectively).
One trend already affecting hospitals is a decline in patient volume, as care is shifted to the outpatient setting and preventable admissions are reduced. ... Singer. Other trends could also shift the balance that has led so many internal medicine
M##amp;M conferences now increasingly focus on the underlying causes of errors and what can be learned from them.
Readmission rates and trends were similar for patients with heart failure as a primary or secondary diagnosis, according to a retrospective study of Medicare admissions before and after the start of
Concerns are growing that pneumonia is being overdiagnosed. Here's how you can stem the trend.
The difference in the trend differences for the program period versus the pre-program period was not significant (P=0.19). ... Mortality trends were not significantly different between groups for either targeted conditions (0.05% point difference