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New report reviews methods for reducing waste, improving efficiency with expensive injectable medications

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:29h | UTC

New Report Reviews Methods for Reducing Waste, Improving Efficiency With Expensive Injectable Medications – The ASCO Post

Summary: Medications in Single-Dose Vials and Implications of Discarded Injectable Drugs: A National Academies Report – JAMA

Original report: Medications in Single Dose Vials: Implications of Discarded Drugs (2021) – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Decreasing patient-reported burden of treatment: A systematic review of quantitative interventional studies

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Decreasing patient-reported burden of treatment: A systematic review of quantitative interventional studies – PLOS One

 


Medication review interventions to reduce hospital readmissions in older people

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:14h | UTC

Medication review interventions to reduce hospital readmissions in older people – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


How the COVID-19 pandemic will change the future of critical care

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:49h | UTC

How the COVID-19 pandemic will change the future of critical care – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


SR: Integrating palliative care in ambulatory care of noncancer serious chronic illness

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:28h | UTC

Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full report: Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness

Evidence summary: Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Illness

 


M-A: Preventable medication harm across health care settings

18 Feb, 2021 | 02:43h | UTC

Preventable medication harm across health care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMC Medicine

Commentary: Preventable medication harm across health care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis – PSNet

 


Sleep: the underhyped secret to success and safety in medicine

18 Feb, 2021 | 02:41h | UTC

Sleep: the underhyped secret to success and safety in medicine – The BMJ Opinion

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial: Bundled payment models in oncology

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:16h | UTC

Editorial: Bundled Payment Models in Oncology: Learning to Think in New Ways – JCO Oncology Practice

Counterpoint: Oncology Care Model: A Herculean Effort With Fixable Fatal Flaws – JCO Oncology Practice

 


Effectiveness of telerehabilitation in physical therapy: A rapid overview

16 Feb, 2021 | 01:53h | UTC

Effectiveness of telerehabilitation in physical therapy: A rapid overview – Physical Therapy

 


Editorial: Covid-19 has amplified moral distress in medicine

12 Feb, 2021 | 02:16h | UTC

Covid-19 has amplified moral distress in medicine – The BMJ

Related: Physicians aren’t ‘burning out.’ They’re suffering from moral injury – STAT

 


Do you need a checklist? There’s limited evidence but apparent potential for these tools in hospital medicine

12 Feb, 2021 | 01:59h | UTC

Do you need a checklist? – ACP Hospitalist

 


CDC study on practical ways for maximizing fit for masks to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission and exposure

11 Feb, 2021 | 02:25h | UTC

Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Exposure, 2021 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries: CDC Says Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against The Coronavirus – NPR AND CDC report: Double-masking can block more than 90 percent of viral particles – NBC News

 


CDC Guidance: Improve the fit and filtration of your mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19

11 Feb, 2021 | 02:21h | UTC

Improve the Fit and Filtration of Your Mask to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 – Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

 


Choosing Wisely for Critical Care: The Next Five

9 Feb, 2021 | 01:07h | UTC

Choosing Wisely For Critical Care: The Next Five – Critical Care Medicine

Related: Critical Care Societies Collaborative – Critical Care: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question – Choosing Wisely

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Nosocomial infection in the ICU setting

9 Feb, 2021 | 01:05h | UTC

Nosocomial Infection – Critical Care Medicine

 


Mitigating inequities and saving lives with ICU triage during the COVID-19 pandemic

9 Feb, 2021 | 01:29h | UTC

Mitigating Inequities and Saving Lives with ICU Triage during the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Commentary: More on the allocation of scarce medical resources during the pandemic, and a lack of consensus among bioethicists about how to proceed

 


Telehealth’s critics have it right: The industry must evolve

9 Feb, 2021 | 00:46h | UTC

Telehealth’s critics have it right: The industry must evolve – STAT

 


RCT: Day-of-surgery video calls and phone calls increase patient satisfaction with outpatient surgery experience

9 Feb, 2021 | 00:44h | UTC

Day-of-Surgery Video Calls and Phone Calls Increase Patient Satisfaction with Outpatient Surgery Experience: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Postoperative Communication Modalities – The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Commentary: Day-of-Surgery Post-op Talks with Patients Worth the Effort – OrthoBuzz

 


Survey: Prevalence of and factors associated with nurse burnout in the US

7 Feb, 2021 | 20:51h | UTC

Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Nurse Burnout in the US – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Nurse Burnout Remains an Issue in the United States – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Telemedicine and team-based care: The perils and the promise

5 Feb, 2021 | 01:23h | UTC

Telemedicine and Team-Based Care – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Randomized trial: Chlorhexidine + alcohol better at prevention of short-term peripheral venous catheter infection compared to iodine + alcohol. Innovative devices were associated with less catheter failure

3 Feb, 2021 | 01:26h | UTC

Chlorhexidine plus alcohol versus povidone iodine plus alcohol, combined or not with innovative devices, for prevention of short-term peripheral venous catheter infection and failure (CLEAN 3 study): an investigator-initiated, open-label, single centre, randomised-controlled, two-by-two factorial trial – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Global variation in postoperative mortality and complications after cancer surgery: a multicenter, prospective cohort study in 82 countries

25 Jan, 2021 | 01:21h | UTC

Global variation in postoperative mortality and complications after cancer surgery: a multicentre, prospective cohort study in 82 countries – The Lancet

Commentary: Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances – University of Birmingham

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – Click for more)

 


Cohort study: Tomographic radiation in patients who underwent appendectomy linked to increased risk of hematologic malignant neoplasms

22 Jan, 2021 | 08:25h | UTC

Risk of Hematologic Malignant Neoplasms From Abdominopelvic Computed Tomographic Radiation in Patients Who Underwent Appendectomy – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Optimizing the Gold Standard—Low-Dose Computed Tomography Modalities as a Part of Clinical Practice in Acute Appendicitis Imaging – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Risk of Hematologic Malignant Neoplasms From Abdominopelvic CT Radiation

 


Allocating scarce intensive care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic: practical challenges to theoretical frameworks

21 Jan, 2021 | 01:22h | UTC

Allocating scarce intensive care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic: practical challenges to theoretical frameworks – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

 


Study: Crowded ICUs linked to increased mortality from COVID-19

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:53h | UTC

Association of Intensive Care Unit Patient Load and Demand With Mortality Rates in US Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Intensive Care Unit Strain and Mortality Risk Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19—There Is No “Me” in COVID – JAMA Network Open AND Crowded ICUs tied to higher risk of COVID-19 death – CIDRAP

 


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