This random sample analysis estimates the frequency and characteristics of opioid prescribing at hospital discharge among Medicare beneficiaries who had no opioid prescription claim 60 days prior to hospitalization.
Baseline, new acquisition, and duration of hand carriage of multidrug-resistant organisms among patients newly admitted to post–acute care facilities from acute care hospitals is evaluated.
This cohort study tests the HOSPITAL score—a tool to identify likelihood of hospital readmission based on 7 readily available predictors—on 117 065 adults across 4 countries and identifies patients at high risk of 30-day potentially avoidable readmission.
This review of Medicare claims data assesses the effect of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement model on rates of patient discharge to postacute care facilities.
This CMS database study suggests that hospitals that can reduce postdischarge spending may perform better on CMS’ new spending measure.
This observational cohort study demonstrates that patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who received basic life support had higher survival at hospital discharge and 90 days compared with those who received advanced life support and were less likely to have poor neurological functioning.
Du et al compare early mortality after aortic valve replacement (AVR) between the recipients of mechanical and bioprosthetic aortic valves and between the subgroups who undergo isolated AVR vs concurrent coronary artery bypass graft.
Albrecht et al estimate the risk of thrombotic and hemorrhagic events associated with warfarin therapy resumption following traumatic brain injury.
Ho and colleagues test a multifaceted intervention to improve cardiac medication regimen adherence and secondary prevention measures. Redberg provides an Editor’s Note.