Hospital Medicine Information Center
Researchers used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to examine whether visits to primary care providers resulted in high-value or low-value care, as well as the impact of those visits on patient access to and experience with health care.
Compared with wait times at VA health centers, wait times in the private sector remained static.
In almost 70% of bronchiolitis cases, antibiotics prescribed with no concomitant infection.
A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.
Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.
Many cases of vaginal foreign body are unusual and often difficult to detect.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Advice for administering baclofen for a spinal cord injury to a patient with a nasogastric tube.
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
Since 50% of patients admitted to the ED with deep vein thrombosis, should it be common practice to do a chest CT prior to discharge?
Is there any evidence that changing a patient's cephalexin dose from 500 q.i.d. to 1,000 b.i.d. has decreased efficacy in terms of infection control?
Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
A Foley catheter can help remove foreign objects from the rectum.
Larger catheters are stiffer, thus better able to pass through the prostatic urethra.