In a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research , researchers who set out to determine the impact personal Internet use has on acute clinical settings discovered that Facebook took up a substantial amount of staff time in an observation period.
Emergency physicians are sending more patients to intensive care units than ever before, according to a study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine .
More than 70 percent of emergency department visits from patients with employer-sponsored insurance coverage are for nonemergency conditions or conditions preventable through outpatient care, according to a new report from Truven Health Analytics.
Emergency room access to a patient's medical history compiled through health information exchange reduced both readmissions and single-day admissions in a study from Israel.
Patients are more satisfied with their healthcare than in the past, a new survey shows, but they're happier visiting their doctor than getting hospital-based care.
While nearly a quarter of discharged hospital inpatients end up in the emergency department within 30 days, hospitals ignore the significance of those visits because fewer than half result in readmission, a new study concludes.
Patients discharged from the ED with nonemergency diagnoses almost always have the same primary complaints as patients requiring emergency care or hospital admission, concludes a JAMA study published today.
A st udy published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association demonstrates how a simple software update can create unintended consequences that can have an adverse impact on patient care.
Efforts to curb prescription drug abuse at hospital emergency departments appear to be spreading, as more hospitals sharply restrict their use of opioids to treat patients complaining of pain.
To help prevent crowded emergency departments, hospitals in Maryland are tracking and sharing information about the availability of psychiatric beds, The Baltimore Sun reported.