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Study: More Than Half of Hospitals Holding Off On Value-Based Care
Study: More Than Half of Hospitals Holding Off On Value-Based Care
The majority of U.S. hospitals are still trying to determine how exactly the new landscape of alternative payment models will form and, as such, indicated that they are holding off for now, according to a study published by Peer60. Indeed, 37 percent o...
Isopropyl Alcohol Nasal Inhalation Effective Treatment for ED Nausea
Isopropyl Alcohol Nasal Inhalation Effective Treatment for ED Nausea
Investigators randomized a convenience sample of 80 patients in the ED presenting with nausea or vomiting to either inhaled isopropyl alcohol (37) or saline solution (43). Subjects would nasally inhale at 0, 2, and 4 minutes. Nausea outcomes were self-...
Women With Migraine Face Increased CV Risk
Women With Migraine Face Increased CV Risk
Women who have migraine headaches have a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new results from a large observational study published in The BMJ. Earlier studies have established a strong link between migraine and stroke,...
Prehospital Naloxone Administration for Opioid-Related Emergencies
Prehospital Naloxone Administration for Opioid-Related Emergencies
Opioid abuse is a major public health epidemic in the United States and Canada as the number of deaths related to opioid toxicity continues to rise. In 2013, there were 16,325 prescription opioidrelated deaths in the U.S., quadruple the number of death...
C. Diff Infection Raises Hospital Costs By 40 Percent Per Case
C. Diff Infection Raises Hospital Costs By 40 Percent Per Case
Treating Clostridium difficile adds about $7,285 in hospital costs per patient, not including readmissions, research finds. It can be difficult to quantify the exact economic burden of C. diff on hospitals and the health system as a whole. But a re...