An algorithm from the state of Michigan’s prescription drug monitoring system rated a third of patients who’d recently undergone bariatric surgery at U-M Health in the high-risk category.
Even at age 9 or 10, as many as 10% of children are curious about using substances, and many parents haven’t made specific rules or say kids’ access at home would be easy.
Young patients had same pain control, but took home far less opioid medication, after standard prescription size in hospital computer system was lowered based on evidence of actual use.
In 152 hospitals, efforts to treat sepsis faster have not resulted in antibiotic overuse.
Hospitals across the country are teaming up to improve outcomes in kids who need mechanical heart pumps for congenital heart disease or heart failure.
Opioids can help reduce the amount of medication needed to achieve anesthesia.