From the Globe:
When officers arrived, Rooney said, the medical staff of the Highland Avenue hospital was already caring for the driver. The extent of the driver’s injuries was not immediately released. No other injuries were reported. Continue reading
From the Gazette-Journal:
What happens when you turn paramedics into caregivers and divert patients in ambulances away from the emergency room?
Apparently, you save millions of dollars.
More accurately, you save $10.5 million in area healthcare expendi… Continue reading
From Healthcare Professionals Network: Eight percent of children account for nearly one-quarter of emergency department visits and 31% of costs, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Pediatrics. The researchers found that 8% of children with 4 or more emergency department visits accounted for 24% of all visits and 31% ($1.4 billion) of […] Continue reading
From the Star Tribune (hat tip: Kaiser Health News): Hundreds of people with severe mental illnesses are languishing for weeks or even months without proper medical treatment, in part because of a law that requires state psychiatric facilities to admit some jail inmates ahead of hospital patients, regardless of clinical need or cost. The longer […] Continue reading
From the Kansas Health Institute: The Phillipsburg hospital is the first in the state to sign up for a 24/7 telemedicine program operated by Avera Health, a Catholic health care system based in Sioux Falls. For a flat fee of about $65,000 a year, it and the other hospitals in the network can make unlimited […] Continue reading
From West Suburban Living: Nearly 40 percent of emergency room patients in the U.S. go there looking for treatment of non-emergency medical problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control. While that figure is closer to 30 percent in the relatively affluent western suburbs, it is still one of several factors making area ERs busier […] Continue reading
From Newsworks: There’s been a lot of discussion in health care about how to keep people out of the hospital and curb the use of expensive care that may be better delivered elsewhere or avoided altogether. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, for example, now penalizes hospitals that have comparably high rates of patients who […] Continue reading
From Fast Company: “Think of the static-heavy noisy environments these EMTs are in,” says Crystal Law, a former EMT and CEO of Twiage. “In addition to being limited to words alone–rather than pictures–half the time, the emergency rooms can’t even understand the words that are being said.” Last year, Law decided to tackle this problem […] Continue reading
From Healthcare Professionals Network: Perceived inability to access timely follow-up care and uncertainty and fear about disease progression are the main reasons for return visits to the emergency department, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The researchers found that most patients were satisfied with the index discharge […] Continue reading
From iMedicalApps: Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) has continued to produce quality reference guides and mobile phone applications for EM healthcare professionals and its Basics of EM app is no different. So far EMRA has developed the following apps: Basics of EM, Antibiotic Guide, Pressordex, Peds Airway, Peds Meds, EM rashes, EM Resident. Basics of […] Continue reading
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