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From left, Dandan Liu, PhD, Alan Storrow, MD, and Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, are testing the real-world implementation of a risk stratification tool to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions of patients diagnosed with acute heart failure in the emergency department.

VUMC team puts tool to reduce heart failure admissions to test

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a risk stratification tool to predict outcomes and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions after emergency department visits for acute heart failure.

Vaccinated patients avoiding hospital stays as pandemic rages on

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is reporting only four persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been diagnosed with COVID during an acute care hospitalization at its facilities over the past four months.


Vaccine study seeks to halt flu’s most severe side effects

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leading a multicenter national study to evaluate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for preventing the flu’s most serious side effects — admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), organ failure and death.

Student-run clinics may reduce hospital utilization

Student-run free health clinics, a hallmark of most medical schools across the country, not only provide valuable clinical experience for the students who volunteer there, but may actually reduce hospital utilization by the patients in their care, according to a Vanderbilt study recently published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.