As long-term care providers face looming pressures to avoid re-hospitalization under the Affordable Care Act, new research has found that over 40% of all return visits among severe sepsis patients are for diagnoses that could have been prevented.
Nursing home residents might benefit from a new way of diagnosing and treating sepsis made possible by discoveries out of the University of British Columbia.
Texas has received a windfall of federal funding to test care coordination programs between acute and long-term care providers.
Techniques such as screening for sepsis and a standardized discharge form have helped to lower the rate of rehospitalized nursing home patients in Florida.
Some people must be asking themselves: Is there nothing statins can't do? New research suggests that atorvastin (Lipitor) is not only successful at reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks, but also reduces the risk of acquiring a potentially fatal infectious disease.