Hospital mergers and acquisitions may precipitate a modest decline in patient care quality; however, no differential changes in readmission or mortality rates were observed in acquired institutions compared with control hospitals,
In a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, published in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, recommendations are presented for the management of nosebleeds.
Following resuscitation with naloxone, clinicians commonly recommend an observation period to monitor for rebound apnea and other symptoms. Patient refusal of this recommendation is common, although rarely discussed in the literature.
In this prospective study of patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD, daily aspirin use was associated with less severe histologic features of NAFLD and NASH, and with lower risk for progression to advanced fibrosis.
Results from a narrative review published in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggest broad yet conditional support for data sharing among patients and the general public, with many studies citing concerns about confidentiality, privacy, data security, risk management, and accountability.
According to results published in JAMA Network Open, nonwhite, low-income, and underin-sured patients were more likely to view the cultural competency of providers as important and less likely to report being treated with respect.
Hospitalist schedules promoting continuity of care may result in lower 30-day inpatient mortality rates, lower readmission rates, higher rates of discharge directly to the home, and lower 30-day post-discharge costs.
Teledermatology offers near-immediate access to specialty medicine for underserved populations. Robert Stavert, MD, MBA, describes the successful physician-to-physician model his team employs at a safety net healthcare system.
Researchers conducted a study analyzing the effects of the law on prescriber cessation and modification responses, noting that cessation behaviors can have a dramatic effect on patients, who may transition to illicit opioids if they lack access to a prescriber.