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.
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.
Last month, Health Affairs published new research on hepatitis C treatment in American prisons.
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.
New data published this summer studies medical marijuana trends in the United States.
Triage is the process of determining treatment priority based on the severity of a patient’s condition.
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.
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.