In the News

In-ward transmission of influenza frequent, according to a single-center study

Researchers at a hospital in Sweden found influenza clusters distributed between December and May in 20 different wards, 70% of which were internal medicine or cardiology wards.

Health systems investing in social determinants of health, encountering barriers to success

One analysis found $2.5 billion was spent by health systems on new social interventions in 2017 to 2019, while another assessed the structure and function of early social needs projects by accountable care organizations.

Machine learning model identified predictors of in-hospital mortality on admission

While the model was accurate in retrospective and prospective validation cohorts at multiple hospitals, it is unknown whether these predictions will improve clinical or operational outcomes, study authors noted.

Insulin order set reduced risk of hypoglycemia from hyperkalemia treatment

The order set included blood glucose checks before and in the hours after insulin injection, as well as weight-based dosing of insulin, alerts to identify patients at higher risk of hypoglycemia, and tools to guide decision making based on blood glucose levels.

February issue online and in the mail

This issue looks at collaboration between hospitals, with a main story about improving transfers and an inside feature about providing palliative care at rural facilities.

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.