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Preventing Surgical Site Infections

Background An appropriately feared complication of operations, surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections associated with high economic costs...

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Acute Bacterial Meningitis in Adults

Background Acute bacterial meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which results from bacterially mediated recruitment and activation of...

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Other Literature of Interest

1. Chimowitz MI, Lynn MJ, Howlett-Smith H, et al. Comparison of warfarin and aspirin for symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis. N Engl J Med...

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In the Literature

Role of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems in Facilitating Medication Errors; Risk Stratification for In-hospital Mortality in Acutely...

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Observation and Discharge Codes

1. When should the observation code be used? Do the provider and facility need to use the same codes in order to be reimbursed for observation?

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