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LTAC use varies more by region and hospital than by patient-level factors

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.

Ethics consults associated with positive user experiences, shorter LOS in ICU

Researchers reviewed 16 studies published from 1988 to 2015 that assessed outcomes after clinical ethics consultations took place in the ICU.

Medication adherence rates, outcomes after MI may vary by hospital

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.

February ACP Hospitalist now online and in the mail

The latest issue focuses on inflammatory bowel disease, hyponatremia, patient elopement, and more.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.