1 through Dec. 31, 2013, to determine whether use of health care resources and outcomes differed according to which type of physician provided care.
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 authors said that the score, if validated, could improve resource use and promote high-value care. ... If validated, this tool could help optimize resource utilization, and increase the value of healthcare for patients presenting with syncope,”
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
The authors calculated that more than 325,000 new heart failure patients might undergo inadequate assessment every year, with potential consequences including underuse of guideline-directed therapies and unnecessary resource use. ... to unnecessary
Predicting delirium in ICU patients “facilitates the use of non-drug preventive measures in high-risk patients, such as improvement of orientation, cognitive stimulation, early mobilization, and listening to music,” the ... Input on appropriate
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
Including only patients who died in studies of resource use results in misleading data, according to a recent study. ... The variation in resource use among hospitals was 27% to 44% less than observed in studies that analyzed only patients who died, and
practice and highlight potential adverse consequences for health resource use and patient outcomes,” the authors wrote.
In 2007, nearly 70 million were done. “We're higher [in our use of CT scans] than almost any other industrialized country,” said Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, professor in residence of ... Hillman said, citing testicles, thyroids and breasts as examples.