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.
When former hospitalist M. Bridget Duffy, MD, became chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic last year, she explored every aspect of the hospitalâ€™s operation and set out to improve it. The changes instituted by her office of patient
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.
Ultrasound images, formerly only available from machines weighing hundreds of pounds and costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, can now be viewed on devices significantly smaller in both size and price.
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.
Hospitalists can identify needs, collaborate with chaplains.
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.
Patient satisfaction rates went up after EHR implementation.
The August ACP Hospitalist is online and coming to your mailbox | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The August issue of ACP Hospitalist is online and coming to your mailbox. Top stories discuss changes to hospital medicine from health care reform, decisions about admitting patients for alcohol detox, and rebuilding a hospital after a tornado.
Hospitals offer wayfinding apps for patients and staff.