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Antibiotic stewardship may reduce infection readmissions

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 18, 2014

An antibiotic stewardship program was linked to a 4% readmission rate due to infection, compared with a 7.5% rate for a control arm of the study, Swedish researchers reported at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The study showed the stewardship group also had a 27% reduction in overall antibiotic use. Medscape (free registration) (09/16)


New care models consider social aspects of health

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014

Health system uses analytics to ID patients at risk of readmission

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014

Hospital CEOs discuss how to improve population health

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 18, 2014

IOM report says U.S. must improve end-of-life care

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 18, 2014

64 ACOs earn Medicare bonuses

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 18, 2014

Report: EHRs appear to contribute to physician stress

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014

ACC/AHA Release Recommendations For Congenital and Genetic Heart Disease Screenings in Youth

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 18, 2014

Narrow networks reduce cost, quantity of medical care, study says

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 18, 2014

HHS lists data breaches by state

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014


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Call for Applications for Editor in Chief of the New JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014

Check Out ACC Coverage of the Latest Science From TCT 2014

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014

Expert Journal Club Faculty to Discuss HEAT-PPCI: UFH vs. Bivalirudin in PPCI

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Sep 11, 2014




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