Even short-term treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with significant increases in bleeding and cardiovascular event risk in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack.
A patient’s hospital readmission likelihood relies more heavily on community factors than care at discharge, according to a study published in Health Services Research.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported that nearly half a million Clostridium difficile infections occurred in a single year, highlighting a critical need for improved antibiotic use.
Patient readmissions are often related to expected surgical complications after discharge, rather than poor care coordination.
While statins can effectively reduce cholesterol levels, a new study has found that the medications leave much to be desired in terms of substantially improving cardiovascular symptoms.