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Orange hospital builds new kind of emergency room for growing mentally ill population

There’s a new model for hospital emergency rooms and given the pressures on the health care system it appears to have arrived just in time. Most hospital emergency care centers are ordered chaos — a kid with a broken leg and a worried parent in one room, a mountain biker with a concussion in another, […]

Trends in emergency room visits & costs for patients with shingles

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Their study suggests that while emergency room visits for shingles has decreased for those vaccinated against either the chicken pox (18 to 19 years old) or the shingles (60 years and older), the patient population in-between (ages 20-59 years old) has experienced increased visits for the disease.

Hospitalization rate for opioid abuse doubled in 10 years, report says

Opioids are sending Americans to hospitals, including emergency rooms, at higher rates.

Rise In Hospital Visits For Opioids Spotlight The Epidemic

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The latest government numbers on opioid-related hospitalizations paint a picture of a country in a drug-related crisis. Between 2005 to 2014, emergency room visits stemming from opioid use rose 99 percent and inpatient stays jumped 64...Show More Summary

Chart of the Day: The Opioid Epidemic Has Affected All Age Groups Equally

The opioid epidemic is not like other drug fads, which are primarily limited to the young. Here’s a chart from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Emergency room visits among the young (purple line) are much higher than among senior citizens (light blue line), but both are skyrocketing at about equal rates. Among the […]

In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues

The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year. The 2014 numbers, the latest available for every state and the District of Columbia, reflect...

Physician moms continue to struggle in a male-dominated culture

As she prepared for the birth of her twins and the prospect of caring for three children under 18 months old, Dr. Hala Sabry felt anxious for the first time in her life. An emergency room physician, wife and mother in Southern California, Sabry lacked the option of taking years off to care for...

A dog bite sent him to the ER. A cascade of missteps nearly killed him

Becky Krall hurried through the sliding-glass doors of the hospital emergency room around 8 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2015, expecting to see her feverish husband, David, sitting among the patients waiting to see a doctor. Instead Krall, who had left him for about 15 minutes while parking their car, was...

Childhood Homicides Involving Firearms Are Down, But Suicides Are Up

An average of 19 children die from gunshot wounds or are treated in hospital emergency rooms every day, with boys, teenagers and African Americans disproportionately affected, according to a new study that claims to be the most comprehensive...Show More Summary

Childhood Homicides Involving Firearms Are Down, But Suicides Are Up

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

An average of 19 children die from gunshot wounds or are treated in hospital emergency rooms every day, with boys, teenagers and African Americans disproportionately affected, according to a new study that claims to be the most comprehensive...Show More Summary

What bullets do to bodies

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Emergency room doctor Leana Wen writes in the NY Times about what bullets do to human bodies. Early in my medical training, I learned that it is not the bullet that kills you, but the damage from the bullet. A handgun bullet enters the body in a straight line. Show More Summary

Black widow spider bite sends 5-year-old girl to the emergency room

A Massachusetts family is issuing a warning to parents about the dangers of black widow spiders after having to rush their five-year-old daughter to the emergency room. Read more...

A Not Very Good Proposal to Reduce Emergency Room Visits

By JIM PURCELL A recent article posits that an Anthem company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA), is poised to “punish” its members for “unnecessary” emergency room (ER) visits by charging subscribers the entire bill for unnecessary ER visits.  This is a variation on a theme which has been playing out in virtually

What to Do when Your Child Is Injured in an Accident (or Elsewhere)

Every year, more than 26 million Americans—many of whom are under 18—are seen in emergency rooms around the country, and about 200,000 die of their injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Due to their...Show More Summary

UCSF studies ambulance diversion by race, health care for released prisoners in journal issue

(University of California - San Francisco) Black heart attack patients suffered higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. Show More Summary

Vibrating, Cold Device Enables Quick IV Insertion While Reducing Kids' Pain in Emergency Room

A vibrating device, used with a cold pack, relieves a child's pain while emergency department caregivers insert an intravenous catheter, equally as well as the currently used anesthetic, topical lidocaine. The device can be used quickly, unlike lidocaine, which requires 30 minutes to fully take effect.

There will be lawyers: Georgia Edition

Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia is looking to employ a lot of lawyers. At least that will be a pragmatic effect of the proposed policy to deny emergency room claims if they are not deemed to be emergency reasons. Via WABE: Starting in July, health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield will stop […]

Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine Links RWJUH Somerset Patients with Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital Physicians

When a child falls ill, receiving the right emergency care at the right time is crucial for recovery. Unfortunately, specialized pediatric emergency rooms can be far away, further delaying diagnosis and treatment in a time of need. To...Show More Summary

Syrian hospital saves lives by going solar

Neo-natal wards and emergency rooms in a northern Syrian hospital will from Tuesday have uninterrupted electricity for the first time in years thanks to new solar panels, a charity said. Hospitals in rebel-controlled Syrian territory face life-threatening power outages due to air strikes or shortages of the precious fuel used for their generators. Show More Summary

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