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CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

Masking 'remains recommended' during an outbreak among patients or 'when caring for patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised'

Obstacles, Helpful Behaviors Explored for End-of-Life Care at Critical Access Hospitals

Items associated with family behavior were reported by nurses as the largest obstacles to providing end-of-life care in critical access hospitals

10 Percent of CRE Cases in U.S. Not Tied to Health Care Risk Factors

Of the 12 community-associated carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales isolates sequenced, five harbored a carbapenemase gene

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists’ Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Having enough inpatient beds would cut down on overcrowding in emergency departments

Morbidity Risk Increased for Children Exposed to Maternal PCOS

Risk increased for any childhood hospitalization, infectious disease hospitalization, allergy-related hospitalization

Rate of In-Hospital Adverse Events Declined From 2010 to 2019

Adverse event rates decreased for patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and major surgical procedures

Language-Concordant Care May Improve In-Hospital Outcomes

Associations observed among frail home care recipients admitted to hospital in Ontario, Canada

Impact of Affiliation Mixed for Rural U.S. Hospitals

Benefits seen for financially distressed hospitals, but affiliation increases risk for closure among financially stable hospitals

Gaps ID’d in Hospitals’ Likelihood of Adopting Stroke Care Certification

Hospitals in low-income and rural communities less likely to receive stroke certification than those in general communities

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Of 20 actionable standards from The Joint Commission, six completely supported by references, six partly supported