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In-Hospital Mortality Higher In Drug-Resistant Infections Patients

In one of the largest studies to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance in a low- or middle-income country, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy report that in-hospital mortality is significantly higher among patients infected with multi-drug resistant (MDR) or extensively drug resistant (XDR) pathogens including Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliKlebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter baumannii.

Hospitals Keep Doctors Positively Engaged With Work

Individual and work-related factors may be helpful in promoting positive engagement with work among hospital physicians, according to a study in the December issue of Medical Care. The study provides insights into the emerging evidence on the characteristics and outcomes affecting physician engagement an area of growing focus in healthcare improvement efforts.

The Impact Of Insurance Coverage On Transferred Patients

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers seek to identify the relationship between insurance coverage and the mortality rate of patients transferred between hospitals. Recently published in the  Journal of General Internal Medicine  Insurance Coverage Predicts Mortality in Patients Transferred Between Hospitals: a Cross-Sectional Study, found that patients without insurance are more likely to be transferred earlier in the process, more frequently from the emergency department, and had higher mortality