Predictors of a long length of stay in the emergency department for older people

..For older people, a long stay in the emergency department (ED) may reflect the complexity of their presentation, or deficiencies in systems that manage these complexities. ..Of 16 791 ED presentations made by older people, 4192 experienced a LLoS; 55% were admitted. Increasing age was associated with an increasing ED LoS. Factors most predictive of LLoS for both admitted and discharged patients included: investigations (both pathology … Continue reading Predictors of a long length of stay in the emergency department for older people

#Hydroxychloroquine or #chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of #COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis

Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with a second-generation macrolide, are being widely used for treatment of COVID-19, despite no conclusive evidence of their benefit. Although generally safe when used for approved indications such as autoimmune disease or malaria, the safety and benefit of these treatment regimens are poorly evaluated in COVID-19.. ..96 032 patients (mean age 53·8 years, 46·3% women) with COVID-19 were hospitalised during … Continue reading #Hydroxychloroquine or #chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of #COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis