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Conditions:   Heart Failure;   COPD;   Myocardial Infarction;   Coronary Artery Bypass Graft;   Pneumonia;   Total Knee Replacement;   Total Hip Replacement;   Stroke Intervention:   Sponsor:   Florida Hospital Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Conclusions reached by Gupta et al. and MedPAC In November of 2017 Ankur Gupta and 10 other experts in cardiovascular medicine published an article in JAMA Cardiology entitled, “Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation with readmission and mortality outcomes in heart failure.” The authors were affiliated with well-known universities, and three of them were also editors of JAMA Cardiology [4]. Their research was financed by grants from the NIH and Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF), a “voluntary quality improvement program” sponsored by the Amer...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicare Politics CMS Congress hospital readmissions HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC P4P Pay for Performance Source Type: blogs
Conclusions reached by Gupta et al. and MedPAC In November of 2017 Ankur Gupta and 10 other experts in cardiovascular medicine published an article in JAMA Cardiology entitled, “Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation with readmission and mortality outcomes in heart failure.” The authors were affiliated with well-known universities, and three of them were also editors of JAMA Cardiology [4]. Their research was financed by grants from the NIH and Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF), a “voluntary quality improvement program” sponsored by the Amer...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicare Politics CMS Congress hospital readmissions HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC P4P Pay for Performance Source Type: blogs
Gómez-Huelgas R Abstract AIMS: To analyze national trends in the rates of hospitalizations (all-cause and by principal discharge diagnosis) in total diabetic population of Spain. METHODS: We carried out a nation-wide population-based study of all diabetic patients hospitalized between 1997 and 2010. All-cause hospitalizations, hospitalizations by principal discharge diagnosis, mean age, Charlson Comorbidity Index, readmission rates and length of hospital stay were examined. Annual rates adjusted for age and sex were analyzed and trends were calculated. RESULTS: Over 14-years-period, all-cause hos...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsGIM services care for a markedly heterogeneous population but the most common conditions were similar across 7 hospitals. The diversity of conditions cared for in GIM may be challenging for healthcare delivery and quality improvement. Initiatives that cut across individual diseases to address processes of care, patient experience, and functional outcomes may be more relevant to a greater proportion of the GIM population than disease-specific efforts.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion EMS is in a position to be the initiator of specialty center destination. In large cities with multiple hospitals, EMS should transport patients to the closest, most appropriate facility based on patient condition, even if this requires passing a closer facility. Where there are hospitals with multiple specialty services, EMS may be asked to activate a specific team, such as the stroke or cardiac team. In rural communities, EMS can communicate with the local hospital and by letting the hospital know of patient condition, help start the interfacility transport process from the field....
Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Exclusive Articles Columns Operations Source Type: news
Conclusion It’s important for prehospital providers to be able to differentiate metabolic disturbances in the setting of respiratory distress and not be fooled into thinking tachypnea always has a respiratory cause. The physical exam and adjuncts such as end-tidal capnography can assist in the prehospital diagnosis. A COPD exacerbation generally presents as diminished lung sounds, wheezing on exhalation, and a prolonged expiratory phase. Here, a patient will attempt to compensate for the inflammation and mucus accumulation associated with the destruction and narrowing of peripheral airways and a subsequent lack of av...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news
This studycounters that notion, and the findings may suggest that many senior citizens remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed. "We found that older people have similar ability to make thousands of hippocampal new neurons from progenitor cells as younger people do. We also found equivalent volumes of the hippocampus (a brain structure used for emotion and cognition) across ages. Nevertheless, older individuals had less vascularization and maybe less ability of new neurons to make connections. It is possible that ongoing hippocampal neurogenesis sustains human-specific cognitive fun...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Linnen DT, Kornak J, Stephens C Abstract CONTEXT: Evidence suggests an association between rurality and decreased life expectancy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether rural hospitals have higher hospital mortality, given that very sick patients may be transferred to regional hospitals. DESIGN: In this ecologic study, we combined Medicare hospital mortality ratings (N = 1267) with US census data, critical access hospital classification, and National Center for Health Statistics urban-rural county classifications. Ratings included mortality for coronary artery bypass grafting, stroke, chronic obstructive...
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Conditions:   Heart Failure;   COPD;   Myocardial Infarction;   Coronary Artery Bypass Graft;   Pneumonia;   Total Knee Replacement;   Total Hip Replacement;   Stroke Intervention:   Sponsor:   Florida Hospital Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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