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How futile care hurts other ICU patients

Care that has no benefit for patients beyond prolonging their lives, also known as futile care, also diverts resources away from other patients who could otherwise survive or recover, according to a study published in Critical Care Medicine.

MACPAC: Medicaid enrollees do not overuse the ER

The Medicaid population uses hospital emergency departments at a higher rate than patients with other forms of insurance, but for the most part such visits are necessary, according to a new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Advisory Commission.

Standalone emergency rooms grow, but face backlash

As free-standing emergency rooms grow in number, they face a potential backlash over their high prices and allegations of fraud, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Hospitals engage patients to reduce non-emergency ED use

A new program piloted by a Baltimore hospital and a Maryland healthcare access non-profit aims to reduce emergency department use among patients with non-urgent or chronic conditions, according to Sinai Hospital.

Nearby ED closures increase risk of inpatient death

Patients admitted to hospital emergency departments (EDs) are at greater risk of death if another community ED recently closed, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Busiest emergency departments have lowest mortality rates

Patients are less likely to die in a hospital if they are admitted through a high-volume emergency department, according to a new study published in  Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Nurses, emergency department workers often targets of violence

Violence against front-line hospital workers is a growing problem across the country and the globe, specifically against nurses and emergency department workers.  The number of  vio lent incidents  involving hospital workers jumped 37 percent in the past three years, according to a recent  su rvey  by the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety.

Online appointments gain favor as ED wait times soar

An increasing number of hospitals allow patients to make online appointments to visit the emergency room in an attempt to ease seemingly interminable waits as ERs become more crowded.

3 top healthcare issues as explained by your favorite TV characters

By Zack Budryk We watch our favorite shows for a variety of reasons, but often to get away from it all for an hour in the evening. Unfortunately, for healthcare leaders, major issues in the industry...

Study: Online ED learning resources must clearly demonstrate value

Emergency department professionals were skeptical of efforts to use technology to enhance interprofessional education, according to a recent study.