Analysis of antibiotic use in a large network of emergency departments.
CONCLUSION: These results provide a representative sample of the current state of practices within many EDs across the United States for nonadmitted patients. A similar data reconstruction can be completed by other health systems to assess their prescribing practices in the ED to improve and elevate care for patients visiting the emergency room and treated as outpatients. PMID: 31612925 [PubMed - in process]
We appreciate the comments by Dr. Dinneen, and we agree that our survey data should be viewed in context from which it was taken. We respectfully disagree, however, with the assertion that our findings apply only to a small minority of urologists in the United States. We are fortunate in that the patients we see in our area benefit from extraordinary choice where and from whom they receive urologic care. As mentioned, this is not the case in many parts of the country. Lack of choice, however, does not mean that patients ’ preferences should go unnoticed.
The authors attempt to delineate various factors leading to patients ’ choice of urologists. The paper is well written with interesting data. This data were collected from an academic tertiary care center which is a very different animal when compared to community hospitals. So this paper applies to employed physicians making up about 25% of the urologic work force here in the United States (AUA census 2018). This academic center is located in a metropolitan area in Wisconsin. That being said the choice of urologist is very different for those who live within that metropolitan area when compared to the choices availa...
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To assess factors and charges associated with hospital revisits following benign hysterectomy in the United States.
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