Keyword: Annals of Emergency Medicine
An experimental emergency room triage program that coordinated care with multiple departments at a Chicago hospital dramatically cut wait times.
After ER visits, patients struggle to get timely appointments with primary care providers, especially when they have Medicaid coverage.
Despite concerns about overprescribing of opioids in the emergency room, a new study finds that emergency physicians don’t just hand out painkillers.
Several key strategies are common across hospitals most effectively reducing emergency room overcrowding.
New research suggests Medicaid expansion has not significantly reduced emergency department visits in Maryland, though it has changed the mix of payers.
Elderly patients who receive emergency care after a fall may be more likely to suffer adverse events in the months following that care.
Emergency room visits increased in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but more of those patients had insurance.
One way to improve the flow of chest pain patients in the ER may be to have emergency physicians receive lab results directly on their smartphones instead of via the electronic health record system.
Even when a retail clinic is within a 10-minute drive, patients are still going to hospital emergency departments for treatment of common low-acuity conditions.
The number of hospitals penalized or investigated for violations of emergency treatment rules dropped several percentage points over the past 10 years.