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How retail clinics can bridge healthcare gaps

Retail clinics could play a vital role in addressing sociodemographic aspects of healthcare, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Another reason to use Twitter: Tweets can predict emergency room visits

Twitter users who post personal health-related information online may help hospitals predict how many emergency room visits they can expect on a given day, according to new research from the University of Arizona.

Emergency departments make big improvements in pediatric care

Almost half of emergency departments now are staffed with pediatric emergency coordinators to ensure they are equipped to treat children, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.

More patients use ER to treat complex, chronic conditions

The rate of patients in California who visit the emergency department for non-injury conditions has increased, indicating a shift in the ED's role in healthcare, according to a study published in  Health Affairs.

Most patients don't visit nearest ER

Fewer than half of emergency department visits are to the patient's local emergency room, according to a new data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Limited resources, reimbursement shortfalls threaten hospitals' role in community

Increased demand, funding and resource shortages, and migration of services to other settings threaten hospitals' capacity to provide 24-hour care, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association.

Do hospital leaders tolerate violence against emergency staff?

The risk of violence toward emergency department staff persists in large part because their supervisors perceive it as part of the job, according to MedPageToday.

Healthcare system prepared to handle increased coverage

Increased insurance coverage rates under the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to overwhelm healthcare services, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

Could comprehensive primary care decrease ER use in Medicaid population?

Although almost 25 state programs employ higher copays for emergency department visits in an effort to decrease ED use, charging more when Medicaid recipients go to the ED may not be effective.

CDC posts videos for emergency staff dealing with suspected Ebola patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a series of training videos developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine to assist emergency department personnel in triage, identification and management of suspected Ebola patients.