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Clinical factors, including All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group severity, as predictors of early rehospitalization after COPD exacerbation

Authors: Melissa H Roberts, Douglas W Mapel, Ann Von Worley, Janice Beene

Patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations carry a high risk for early rehospitalization. This study demonstrates that hospitals can use commonly collected clinical information to help identify COPD patients at a high risk of failure after discharge.

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Reduction in inpatient resource utilization and costs associated with long-acting injectable antipsychotics across different age groups of Medicaid-insured schizophrenia patients

Authors: Siddhesh A Kamat, Steve Offord, John Docherty, Jay Lin, Anna Eramo, Ross A Baker, Benjamin Gutierrez, Craig Karson

The results from this large cohort study provided naturalistic real-world evidence of the utility of LAIs in patients with schizophrenia and suggest that these agents may help to reduce the risk of relapse across all age groups, especially among younger patients.

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Glioblastoma treatment patterns, survival, and healthcare resource use in real-world clinical practice in the USA

Authors: Allicia C Girvan, Gebra C Carter, Li Li, Anna Kaltenboeck, Jasmina Ivanova, Maria Koh, Jessi Stevens, Eleanor Hayes-Larson, Michael M Lahn

Glioblastoma (GB) treatment remains challenging because of recurrence and poorly defined treatment options after first-line therapy. To better understand real-world application of treatment paradigms and their impact on outcomes, the authors describe patterns of GB treatment, outcomes, and use of cancer-related healthcare resource in the USA.

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Resource use and outcomes associated with initiation of injectable therapies for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Authors: Richard Brice, Sharon Shelley, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Divina Glah, Donna Ashley, Monica Hadi

Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) often requires intervention with oral and injectable therapies. Across National Health Service (NHS) England, injectable therapies may be initiated in secondary, intermediate or primary care. This original research set out to understand resource utilization, the pathways of care, clinical outcomes, and experience of patients with T2DM
initiated on injectable therapies.

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Willingness of European healthcare workers to undergo vaccination against seasonal influenza: current situation and suggestions for improvement

Authors: George Kassianos

Uptake of vaccination against seasonal influenza in healthcare
workers (HCWs) is, in general, low (vaccine coverage of 6–54%), as is awareness of its importance, and has been decreasing in most European Union (EU) countries in recent years. This article clarifies the current situation and makes suggestions for improvement.

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