News Archives

January 30, 2017

A recent article in The British Medical Journal highlights the impact of a web based aid to help in the decision for either admission for observation or referral for outpatient workup in those with chest pain.

January 26, 2017

A new article by Nagurney et al. in press in the Annals of Emergency Medicine examined association between emergency department (ED) visits and functional decline in the community-living geriatric population.

November 02, 2016

Last month, Health Affairs published new research on hepatitis C treatment in American prisons.

October 24, 2016

Every day in the United States, 60 people die from opioid overdoses (44 from prescription painkillers and 16 from heroin (1). Opioid addiction is an epidemic that has far-reaching societal impacts. U.S.

October 13, 2016

New data published this summer studies medical marijuana trends in the United States.

October 10, 2016

Triage is the process of determining treatment priority based on the severity of a patient’s condition.

October 06, 2016

Emergency physicians commonly use a combination of history, physical exam, EKG, labs, and imaging to help diagnose congestive heart failure (CHF) in the emergency department in patients who present with shortness of breath.

September 06, 2016

A key indicator of emergency department (ED) performance is length of stay (LOS), or how long a patient remains in the ED from the time they arrive until departure.