Rural hospitals are equal to their urban counterparts in care quality, patient safety and outcomes, and their emergency departments are more efficient and less expensive, according to a new study by iVantage Health Analytics.
Expanding Medicaid eligibility has neither reduced care access nor increased emergency department (ED) use, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Healthcare spending grew at a 5.6 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis report. The growth, a 10-year high, is driven in large part by $8 billion more in hospital revenue, which was more than the prior four quarters combined, according to USA Today.
A simple test in the emergency department may prevent at least 20 percent of hospital admissions for chest pain, according to the lead researcher of a new Swedish study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and presented Sunday at the cardiology college's annual conference in Washington.
A data-sharing initiative among emergency departments in Washington reduced ER visits by Medicaid patients by 10 percent in the program's first year, according to a report from the Washington State Health Care Authority.
Since Massachusetts implemented statewide healthcare reform in 2006, emergency department use has increased slightly but consistently, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Use.
Faced with a growing physician shortage and overcrowding, many hospital emergency departments must find ways to redirect patients, such as the elderly, to other settings that can provide more appropriate treatment, according to a blog post from the New York Times.
Surgical safety checklists didn't improve operative mortality, readmission rates and emergency department visits within 30 days after discharge at Canadian hospitals, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Using a health information exchange system may reduce hospitalizations from the emergency department and save money, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College published this week in Applied Clinical Informatics.
The historically high-traffic emergency department serves as hospitals' admissions department more than ever before, according to a Healthcare Daily article.