Cardiology

Outcomes no worse with short stay after open heart surgery

(HealthDay)—Shorter length of stay (LOS) after elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass does not result in worse outcomes or increased readmission rates, according to a study presented at the annual meeting ...

Health

Care management for complex needs may not cut readmissions

(HealthDay)—Among patients with very high use of health care services, readmission rates were not lower for those assigned to a care-transition program compared with usual care, according to a study published in the Jan. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shots benefit patients hospitalized with pneumonia

Routine, in-hospital influenza vaccinations for all adults hospitalized with pneumonia may save lives and reduce hospitalizations, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of ...

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