Influenza: All that and MI too
January 24, 2018
Admissions for myocardial infarction spike after laboratory-confirmed flu infection.
U.S. influenza activity widespread to start 2018
January 16, 2018
In one way at least, this flu season is already worse than 2016-2017.
Public health hazard: Bring your flu to work day
November 8, 2017
Many physicians and pharmacists report working while having influenza-like illness.
Increase in sepsis incidence stable from 2009 to 2014
September 15, 2017
EHR-based analysis proves more accurate for determining sepsis incidence.
Standardized infection ratio for CLABSI almost halved since 2009
August 21, 2017
Other hospital-related infections can’t match drop in SIR for central line–associated bloodstream infections.
Cancer the most common diagnosis in palliative care patients
August 11, 2017
Survey shows that hospitalists are the main source of referrals to palliative care programs.
Award for best hospital goes to … the Mayo Clinic
August 9, 2017
The U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2017-2018 includes the usual suspects, with the University of Michigan making a big move up the list.
Septicemia admissions almost tripled from 2005 to 2014
July 6, 2017
Septicemia was the most common diagnosis for inpatient stays among those aged 75 years and older.
For opioid-related hospitalizations, men and women are equal
June 22, 2017
The gender gap increased in emergency department visits.