VTE Treatment Strategies Don't Differ in Efficacy, Safety

Clinical question: Are there differences in efficacy and safety between the treatment strategies for acute venous thromboembolism (VTE)?...


Antimicrobial Prescribing Common in Inpatient Setting

Clinical question: What is the daily prevalence of antimicrobial use in acute-care hospitals? Background: Inappropriate antimicrobial use is...


Arterial Catheter Use in ICU Doesn’t Improve Hospital Mortality

Clinical question: Does the use of arterial catheters (AC) improve hospital mortality in ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation?...


Bedside Attention Tests May Be Useful in Detecting Delirium

Clinical question: Are simple bedside attention tests a reliable way to routinely screen for delirium? Background: Early diagnosis of delirium...


Who Should Be Screened for HIV Infection?

Case A 31-year-old male with a history of asthma is admitted with an asthma exacerbation. He has no regular outpatient provider. He denies tobacco...