Investigators assessed whether a daily service of infectious disease consultation was more effective than weekly consultation to reduce antibiotic use without worsening clinical outcomes.
Screening adults, adolescents at increased risk for hepatitis B virus infection offers moderate net benefit.
This detailed description of an institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC highlights approaches that can be applied to help other hospitals plan for surges.
Study authors evaluated whether infectious disease physician approval prior to PICC placement for intravenous antimicrobials is associated with more appropriate device use and fewer complications.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Neurology, and American College of Rheumatology provided new clinical practice guidelines for Lyme disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Healthcare providers should take steps now to ensure that the telehealth modalities they use are HIPAA compliant.
Half of practices report having an office dismissal policy for families refusing vaccine.
Practices need to know all of the components of their health information systems to determine potential vulnerabilities.
By connecting on a personal level, medical practices may have better results in getting patients to settle their accounts.
One potential driver of high antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory infections is patient’s prior care experiences.
The efficacy of hormonal contraceptives may be reduced with use of antibiotics.
Hackers have penetrated healthcare providers’ computer systems to encrypt information and demand money for its release.
At a skilled nursing facility in Massachusetts, researchers found an 85% prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus among asymptomatic facility residents.
Trends in infective endocarditis microbiology are of clinical concern and require further study and additional data.
Genomically-confirmed assessments of the risk for CDI found that asymptomatic carriers serve as viral reservoirs in clinical settings.
New clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease were published by leading respiratory medicine and infectious disease societies.
Regulations on telehealth services were rapidly deregulated early into the COVID-19 pandemic, but questions remain about quality of care and patient disparities.
The United States faces “an impending disaster” from the coronavirus pandemic and should spend $75 billion to improve its diagnostic testing system for COVID-19.
There is wide variation in the safety performance of electronic health record (EHR) systems used in U.S. hospitals.
An estimated 1.5 percent of American adults purchase prescription medication from outside of the United States to save money.