March 2018

Trends in Opioid and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Use and Adverse Events

March 15, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Opioid use incidence and prevalence rates decreased with implementation of an opioid safety initiative, whereas nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug rates remained constant. Rates of adverse events were higher among opioid users.

Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission

March 17, 2018

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

Hospitalization is costly and associated with the potential for adverse medical events. Hospitalists are uniquely positioned to help avoid unnecessary emergency department admissions through consultation.