This cohort study assessed the association of the use of mechanical ventilation in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and the increasing number of intensive care unit beds among claimants in the Medicare Minimum Data Set.
This study examines whether hospitals have consistent patterns of ICU utilization across 4 common medical conditions and the association between higher use of the ICU and hospital costs, use of invasive procedures, and mortality.
This cohort study describes the frequency of overnight extubations and assesses the association between overnight extubations and clinical outcomes among adult patients in US intensive care units in the Project IMPACT database.
This cohort study evaluates the associations between individual and collective ventilator bundle components and patient outcomes among consecutive patients undergoing mechanical evaluation.
This study investigates whether hospitals with more stars (on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system) have lower risk-adjusted 30-day mortality and readmissions than hospitals with less stars.
This cohort study evaluates the results of a lack of data on patients’ do-not-resuscitate status as part of mortality outcomes in assessment of a hospital’s quality.
This study investigates the prognostic effect of intra-aortic balloon pump use in Japanese patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for nonacute and acute indications.
This national retrospective cohort study found the incidence of CPR to be higher and long-term survival worse in patients receiving maintenance dialysis.
Gershengorn et al evaluated patients in 139 intensive care units to determine whether an association exists between arterial catheter use and hospital mortality in this population.
McMahon et al develop a risk prediction tool to identify patients at greatest risk of renal replacement therapy or in-hospital mortality. See the invited critique by Wilhelm-Leen and Winkelmayer.
McCrum et al determine whether mortality rates for publicly reported medical conditions are correlated with hospitals’ overall performance on mortality. See the invited commentary by Smith and Shannon.