Wait times at emergency rooms across the country are soaring, as various hospitals report wait times far above the national average.
Four medical groups issued new standardized geriatric emergency care guidelines that outline how to set up programs and deliver care to this growing population,
Hospital noise--which can become as loud as a jet engine at some points during the day--can harm patients' sleep patterns and blood pressure. As a result, researchers at the University of California, San Diego are working on ways to reduce noise levels, acco rding to KPBS.
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Healthcare providers could significantly reduce costs if they eschew five low-value, often unnecessary emergency medicine procedures, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
A study published online in JAMA: Internal Medicine has found that while there is a wide variation in the use of non-invasive imaging for patients presenting at emergency departments with chest pain, hospitals with higher rates of imaging didn't see lower readmission rates within the subsequent month.
Providing near-real-time notice when patients visit the emergency room might be more useful and cost-effective initially than a full-fledged health information exchange, according to a case study...
The New York City-based Health and Hospitals Corporation sees 1 million emergency department visits per year, and has significant challenges to serve its underinsured and uninsured population. To that end, technology in the form of a digital whiteboard system is helping the ED departments keep track of everyone coming in, according to Louis Capponi, chief medical informatics officer for HHC.
Emergency departments with health information exchanges are more likely to avoid repeat imaging, according to a study from the University of Michigan.
Although there is a decline in inappropriate use of antibiotics to treat acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in many outpatient settings, the number of adults still receiving those antibiotics in emergency departments,is high, according to a study abstract published by the American Society for Microbiology.