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Medicare patients had higher 30-day mortality when treated by older vs. younger hospitalists, study finds

The association was driven primarily by physicians who treated low to medium numbers of patients, and higher patient volume seemed to provide a protective effect.

Faster antibiotics, full sepsis bundle associated with lower inpatient mortality

Overall, 82.5% of patients in the New York State registry got the recommended bundle, which included blood cultures, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and lactate measurement, within three hours.

Adding ezetimibe to statin therapy after ACS may decrease hospitalizations, study finds

Once the drug is available as a generic, it could reduce health care costs for high-risk patients after acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the industry-funded study found.

Nurses, but not family, found that quality of life program helped dying elderly patients

The Belgian study provided staff on acute geriatrics wards with a care guide for last days of life, training, supportive documentation, and a guide for implementation.

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Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP