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Surgery at high-volume centers is associated with decreased local recurrence risk and improved survival for women with early-stage cervical cancer

Higher Surgical Volume May Improve Outcomes in Cervical Cancer

Findings show radical hysterectomy at high-volume centers tied to better survival in early cervical cancer
Peripherally inserted central catheters are frequently used in hospitalized patients with stage 3b or greater chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Often Used in CKD

Despite guidelines, placement of PICCs common in those with advanced chronic kidney disease
Postdischarge fall-related injury is a leading readmission diagnosis for seniors

Postdischarge Fall-Related Injury a Top Readmission Diagnosis

FRI second-leading diagnosis for readmission with FRI and cognitive impairment at index admission
From 2000 to 2015

Rates of Depression Up in U.S. Women at Hospital to Give Birth

U.S. rate of depressive disorders recorded during delivery hospitalization increased from 2000 to 2015
There is minimal variation in readmission rates among primary care providers

Readmission Rates Vary Little Among Primary Care Doctors

One of 4,230 PCPs had readmission rate that was significantly above the mean
Prices paid to hospitals for privately insured patients in 2017 averaged 241 percent of what Medicare would have paid

Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay

RAND researchers recommend private insurers move toward fixed-price arrangements
More than 50

Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating

Patients at D, F hospitals have 91.8 percent increased risk for avoidable death compared with A hospitals
Legalization of recreational cannabis is not associated with changes in health care utilization

Cannabis Legalization Not Tied to Higher Health Care Utilization

Compared to control states, length of stay and costs did not change significantly in Colorado
Patients with diabetes who have hypoglycemia or near-normal glucose values during the last day of hospitalization have higher rates of 30-day readmission and postdischarge mortality

Low Glucose Levels at Hospital Discharge Tied to Poor Outcomes

Patients with diabetes and hypoglycemia have higher readmission rate, postdischarge mortality
Patient hand contamination with multidrug-resistant organisms is common and correlates with contamination on high-touch hospital room surfaces

Patient Hand Contamination With Drug-Resistant Organisms Common

Link seen between patient hand contamination with resistant organisms and room surface contamination