Publications in: “06/09/2018”

Reducing hospital toxicity: impact on patient outcomes

Circadian rhythms are disrupted by routine hospital care. There is also a loss of personal control of health. This loss can lead to adverse outcomes. The authors evaluated 3,425 consecutive patients admitted to a medical-surgical unit with a control wing (n=2,240) and an intervention wing (n=2,240) over a 2.5 year period. Efforts were made among intervention patients for not disturbing their sleep by reducing nighttime noise, delay of routine phlebotomy to more convenient times (not at 4 AM), monitoring of […]