Heart failure readmission metric not linked to care quality
November 15, 2016
A new analysis suggests that metrics used by CMS to determine penalties for heart failure hospital readmissions are not associated with quality of care or overall clinical outcomes.
Long-term opioid use uncommon among trauma patients
November 14, 2016
Trauma patients don’t appear to be at an increased risk of long-term opioid use.
Infectious disease physicians: Antibiotic shortages are the new norm
November 12, 2016
Antibiotic shortages are now a way of life, and physicians report that shortages are affecting patient care and outcomes.
Combine qSOFA and SIRS for best sepsis score
November 10, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Instead of replacing the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) score with the new quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score to identify severe sepsis patients, it might be best to use both, according to two studies presented at the American College of C...