1 through Dec. 31, 2013, to determine whether use of health care resources and outcomes differed according to which type of physician provided care.
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
Noninvasive cardiac testing in the ED leads to increased lengths of stay with no clinical improvement
evaluation alone, while increasing health care resource use, according to a retrospective analysis. ... The routine use of CCTA, as has been advocated by some, in the 10 million patients who present to the ED with chest pain would be expected to result
beyond PE to improve care and resource use for other clinical conditions.”. ... of IV vasodilators and no increase in IV diuretics, as well as no use of IV inotropes in the preceding 24 hours.
health care,” the authors wrote. “The use of [clinical decision support systems] to bring validated risk-stratification tools to the ED bedside could help advance this agenda and could be expanded ... beyond PE to improve care and resource use for
Complication / Comorbidity (CC). Usually results in increased hospital resource use, but at a lower rate statistically than MCCs. ... Non-Complication/Comorbidity (Non-CC). An additional diagnosis that does not usually impact severity of illness or
The primary outcome measure was living at home, while secondary outcome measures included death, dependence, deterioration, residential care, activities of daily living, cognitive status, length of stay, readmissions and resource use.
The authors called for restricting empirical use of colistin and avoiding carbapenems for CRGNB infections. ... 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
Input on appropriate resource use was also sought from experts in the field when determining the strength or weakness of recommendations.
Use of procalcitonin was also associated with reductions in antibiotic exposure (5.7 days vs. ... evaluation alone, while increasing health care resource use, according to a retrospective analysis.