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ED protocol reduces admissions, LOS for AFib patients

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

A collaborative, multidisciplinary program based on best practices helped a hospital emergency department reduce admissions of atrial fibrillation patients and length of stay for those who were admitted, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers told the Heart Rhythm Society's annual meeting. Senior investigator Dr. Moussa Mansour said there isn't a standardized protocol for ER treatment of atrial fibrillation patients, so many end up being admitted to the hospital. Medscape (free registration) (05/18)


Study shows variable outcomes after carotid stenting

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

60% of hospitals in Leapfrog survey meet nurse workforce safety standards

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

Researchers examine rates of harm in hospitalized children

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Study: IT systems may reduce heart failure readmissions

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Physician group wants less intense, value-based cancer screenings

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

AMA supports bill to stop ICD-10 transition

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

Physicians moving to private practice should prepare carefully

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

Cloud-based alert system reduces sepsis deaths, study says

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Expert Journal Club Faculty Discussion of CvLPRIT Trial Now Available Online

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015


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Population Health: Closing Gaps in Care Around the Globe

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program Highlights Feasibility of QI Programs in Resource-Limited Countries

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Expert Journal Club Faculty Discussion of CvLPRIT Trial Now Available Online

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

JACC Leadership Page: The ACC's BOG, Overcoming Obstacles to Providing Care

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

Special JAMA Issue Addresses Professionalism and Self-Regulation in Medicine

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 14, 2015




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