• Length of stay for pediatric mental health ED visits has significantly increased

    28 days ago - By Healio

    Rates of prolonged length of stay for pediatric mental health ED visits significantly increased between 2005 and 2015 compared with non-mental health-related ED visits, according to study results published in Pediatrics.
    “If we think of ED length of stay as a proxy for quality and access it is important to understand not just how we are doing on a national level, but also our trajectory over time,” Katherine A. Nash, MD, of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University School of Medicine, told Healio Psychiatry. “We found that this problem is getting worse, with
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  • Late-week surgery associated with increased length of stay after lumbar laminectomy

    Late-week surgery associated with increased length of stay after lumbar laminectomy

    28 days ago - By Healio

    Elective lumbar laminectomy performed later in the week was associated with higher costs and prolonged length of stay, according to published results.
    Sebastian Salas-Vega, PhD, and colleagues analyzed 1,359 patients within the Cleveland Clinic health system who underwent elective laminectomy surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis between March 1, 2016 and Feb. 1, 2019. Researchers performed generalized linear modeling to assess the relationships between day of surgery during a 5-day week, discharge disposition, length of stay and total health care costs.
    Salas-Vega and
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