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Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices
Sinks next to toilets in hospital patient rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase

Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria

Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase more common in sinks near toilets
A pharmacist-led

Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates

Intervention for polypharmacy patients linked to improved readmission rates, time to readmission
Clinicians perceive accidental dislodgement of intravenous devices to be a common occurrence

Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common

Top 3 causes were confused patient, removal of catheter by patient, tape or securement loose
A Sleep for Inpatients: Empowering Staff to Act intervention can improve patient sleep with fewer nighttime room entries

Nursing Intervention Promotes Better Sleep for Inpatients

Nighttime room entries reduced in unit where nurses received coaching, integrated SIESTA
Announcement and implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program were associated with increased 30-day postdischarge mortality following hospitalization for heart failure and pneumonia

30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation

Increase in 30-day postdischarge mortality after hospitalization for heart failure, pneumonia, not AMI
There is insufficient evidence to recommend the implementation of diversion protocols as effective strategies to address emergency department overcrowding

Evidence on ED Diversion Strategies Inconclusive

But prehospital diversion does not seem to decrease proportion of patients transferred to ED
Structured communication involving families

Structured Family-Centered Peds Rounds Improve Patient Safety

Forty percent decrease seen in harmful errors; decrease also in nonpreventable adverse events
From 2007 to 2013

Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013

Homeless individuals hospitalized more often for mental illness, substance use disorder
Moderate anemia after hospitalization increased from 2010 to 2014 in parallel with reduced red blood cell (RBC) transfusion

2010 to 2014 Saw Increase in Anemia After Hospitalization

Increase not linked to increase in subsequent RBC use, rehospitalization, mortality within six months