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One in 10 older adults hospitalized for common medical conditions are discharged with intensified diabetes medications

Many Older Adults Receive Inpatient Diabetes Rx Intensification

Benefit unlikely in half due to limited life expectancy or already being at their HbA1c goal
Leading up to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak

36 Percent of Available Hospital Beds Unoccupied on Typical Day

Leading up to COVID-19 outbreak, 2.2 hospital beds available per 1,000 persons, but most occupied
Employing internationally educated nurses does not negatively impact interprofessional collaboration between nurses or between nurses and doctors in U.S. hospital units

Staff Collaboration Not Lowered by Internationally Trained Nurses

Higher levels of internationally trained nurses in U.S. hospital units do not hamper staff collaboration
From 2009 to 2015

2009 to 2015 Saw Increase in Hyperglycemic Events

Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state events increased in emergency, inpatient settings
Hospitals' implementation of fracture liaison services is associated with a reduced risk for recurrent fracture among older patients

Preventive Care Service May Cut Risk for Recurrent Fractures

Hospitals with fracture liaison services see fewer recurrent fractures among the elderly
Appropriate hospital infection control measures can protect health care workers from novel coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Hospital Infection Control Can Prevent COVID-19 Transmission

No nosocomial transmission of COVID-19 seen in Hong Kong hospital using infection control measures
Repeated courses of antibiotics may be associated with adverse outcomes

Repeated Courses of Antibiotics Linked to Hospital Admissions

For patients with frequent prior antibiotic use, rates of admission remained elevated over six months
Interventions that bridge care transitions have the greatest impact on older adults' medication continuity

Assisting Medication Continuity Cuts Readmissions for Seniors

Interventions that bridge care transitions most likely to impact medication continuity in older adults
Daily integrated care conferences are associated with shorter length of stay for patients admitted with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations at a community hospital

Daily Care Conferences May Cut Length of Stay in COPD Patients

Study looked at average LOS in patients with COPD exacerbations treated at two community hospitals
Measures of hospitality

Patient Satisfaction Scores for Hospitals Driven by Hospitality

Patient satisfaction scores do not reflect the quality of medical care, but rather room and board features