The number of people smoking hookah has nearly doubled, a finding concerning to health professionals since the habit has dangerous repercussions similar to smoking cigarettes, according to a new study.
A systematic review from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) suggests transitional care interventions may reduce all-cause readmissions and mortality rates among patients with heart failure.
A model-based study found that patients with chronic heart failure who used the CardioMEMS device had reductions in hospitalizations and increases in quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and costs.
After declining for more than a decade, the age-adjusted rate for heart failure-related deaths increased from 2012 to 2014, according to a recent data brief from the National Center for Health Statistics.
A model developed to predict 30-day readmissions for heart failure found that having patients self-report their socioeconomic, health status and psychosocial characteristics did not improve the researchers’ ability to determine the readmissions risk.