The study found 29 patient-level, three hospital-level, and five region-level independent predictors of transfer to a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC). After adjustment for case mix, differences between patients explained only 52.1% of the variation in LTAC use.
Researchers reviewed 16 studies published from 1988 to 2015 that assessed outcomes after clinical ethics consultations took place in the ICU.
Compared to hospitals in the lowest quartile of 90-day composite medication adherence, patients at hospitals with the highest adherence had lower two-year risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
Small pilot trial finds reduced costs but similar quality, safety with home hospital versus usual care
Home hospital care included home visits from nurses and physicians, IV medications, continuous monitoring, video communication, and point-of-care testing.
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