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Haemophagocytic Syndrome Hospitalisations In Children

The haemophagocytic syndrome (HS) is a rare condition that presents with uncontrolled inflammation leading to multiorgan failure and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Current national estimates of children hospitalized due to HS are unknown. Characterizing and understanding the burden of HS-related hospitalizations at a national level is the initial step in optimizing the overall care.

Improving Prescribing for Older Patients

Polypharmacy and inappropriate prescribing are associated with negative health outcomes in the elderly. Several prescribing tools have been developed to assess medication appropriateness. Explicit (criteria-based) tools often do not consider patients’ preferences and comorbidities and have little room for individualized clinical judgment.