These Cincinnati hospitals rank among the nation ’s best

Three hospitals in Greater Cincinnati are among the 50 best in the nation and five other local hospitals also were recognized for clinical excellence in a new ranking by the website Healthgrades. The performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide was analyzed across 32 conditions and procedures to determine recipients of America’s Best Hospitals Awards, according to Healthgrades. That included reviews of care provided for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sep sis and…
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Conclusions: Hospitals that joined BPCI earliest began to achieve savings at roughly 2 years of participation. These findings have implications for this and other alternative payment models.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsBlack and Hispanic patients had lower odds of IHT, largely explained by a higher likelihood of being hospitalized at urban teaching hospitals. Racial/ethnic disparities in transfer were demonstrated at community hospitals, in certain geographic regions and among patients with specific diseases.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Medicare bundled payments for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, COPD, and pneumonia are associated with reduced spending and less use of skilled nursing, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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ConclusionsIn Medicare, HRRP implementation was associated with reductions in COPD readmissions compared with non-HRRP controls but not versus other HRRP conditions. Parallel findings were observed in commercial insurance, but not in Medicaid. Condition-specific penalties may not reduce readmissions further than existing HRRP trends.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Level 1 trauma center designation was not associated with improved mortality for high-acuity, nonsurgical medical conditions in this study. PMID: 32337565 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
Based on reports from China, we know that most COVID-19 patients (about 80%) will develop mild flulike symptoms, including fever, dry cough, and body aches that can be managed at home. 20% will develop more serious symptoms, such as pneumonia requiring hospitalization, with about a quarter of these requiring ICU-level care. Initial reports focused on the respiratory effects of COVID-19, such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. But more recent literature has described serious cardiovascular complications occurring in about 10% to 20% of hospitalized patients. Someone with pre-existing heart disease who becomes ill with C...
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CONCLUSION: This pharmacist-led transitional care intervention was associated with significantly decreased inpatient readmissions. The analysis indicates that pharmacist interventions can significantly reduce 30-day readmissions for high-risk populations and 90-day readmissions in patients with CHF. PMID: 32086512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Patients with heart failure, but not those with acute myocardial infarction or pneumonia, have demonstrated an increase in postdischarge 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in The BMJ. Rohan...
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According to this study: A higher nursing skill mix (that is, one that includes more RNs) is associated with improvements in 12 patient outcomes.These 12 outcomes are length of stay; ulcer, gastritis, and upper gastrointestinal bleeds; acute myocardial infarction; restraint use; failure to rescue; pneumonia; sepsis; urinary tract infection; mortality/30-day mortality; pressure injury; infections (other than urinary tract infection); and shock, cardiac arrest, or heart failure.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research
Introduction: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have higher risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular events (CVE). An association between influenza infection and myocardial infarction (MI) is established. Our objective is to evaluate the COPD as an additional risk factor for CVE and respiratory events (RE) in patients with respiratory viral infection.Methods: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 139 patients, with positive PCR for respiratory viruses in January of 2018. Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and smoking) and medical history we...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Monitoring airway disease Source Type: research
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