Amol, general internal medicine resident at the University of Toronto, and Nathan, general surgery resident at the University of Toronto, discuss 2 recent studies:
Does it matter which hospital patients return to after surgery? A large retrospective cohort study showed that when post-operative patients are re-admitted to the same hospital where they had their surgery, 90 day mortality drops by 26%. Nathan proposes some interesting health system level interventions.
Music is not only good for the soul, it’s good for surgical recovery too! A systematic review and meta-analysis looked at 73 Randomized Control Trials, and found that music is beneficial when delivered to patients perioperatively. Maybe it’s time that we systematically provide music to all our patients?
1. Post-surgery readmission destination: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60087-3/abstract
2. Music as perioperative therapy: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60169-6/abstract
1. Dr. Evan O’Neill Kane’s letter: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=455718
2. Opioid open letter: http://ipolitics.ca/2015/11/20/a-prescription-for-healing-canadas-opioid-epidemic/
3. Antibiotic resistance: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34857015
Music Credits (Creative Commons)
In your Robotic Heart – Nicolai Heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/in-your-robotic-heart
Drive – Nicolai Heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/drive-fresh-upbeat-pop-background-music
Swingin’ Jazz – Nicolai Heidlas https://m.soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/jazz-blues-background-music
All tracks have been modified for the purposes of this podcast.