Why Did It Take 9 Hours and 3 Emergency Rooms For This Woman to Get a Rape Kit?
How could it be legal for multiple Houston, Texas, emergency rooms to refuse Dinisha Ball a rape kit? The complicated, infuriating, little-known reasons why women can be denied emergency care after a sexual assault.
Tracking the trends in youth self-harm visitation rates to Alberta's emergency rooms
A Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry study at the University of Alberta is giving new insight into the youth visiting Alberta's emergency rooms for self-harming behaviour.
10 things emergency rooms won’t tell you
Why it takes so long and costs so much to get care in the emergency room.
Five myths about emergency rooms
From the Washington Post (paywall): Uninsured people rely more on emergency care. In 2016, President Barack Obama touted the benefits of his signature health-care law by saying that before it passe…
Rules clarified for psychiatric patients in emergency rooms
The court is enforcing a limit of five days, with a judge’s approval, and a judge must be notified within 24 hours
Maine’s supreme court clarifies rules for holding psychiatric patients in emergency rooms
The court rules that a judge must be alerted within 24 hours if a psychiatric patient is to be held for an extended period during involuntary hospitalization.
Chest Pain Is Top Item On Nation’s $80 Billion ER Care Bill
From WBUR: Every year, Americans log a total of about 130 million visits to emergency rooms, Dr. Slutzman said. Among those visits, according to his team’s analysis of millions of records, patients…
Rules clarified for Maine psychiatric patients in emergency rooms
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Psychiatric patients may not be held for extended periods in emergency rooms during an involuntary hospitalization without a judge being alerted, the state supreme court ruled Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is enforcing a limit of five days, with a judge’s approval, for someone to be held in an emergency room against their will. A judge must be notified within 24 hours, the court said.
Why Emergency Rooms Are A Hotbed For Surprise Medical Bills
When you head into the emergency room, you might assume that the doctors you see are hospital employees who accept the same insurance plans as their employer. But nearly two-thirds of hospitals now…
What Are Urgent Care Centers?
What are Urgent Care Centers? Urgent care is faster and cheaper than an emergency room visit. They are intended to ease the burden on emergency rooms
Hospital Security: How to Safeguard Emergency Rooms
Learn how proper security equipment can safeguard your hospital’s emergency rooms.
How behavioral health crises strain Alaska’s emergency rooms
SPONSORED: Emergency medical personnel say that they can, will and do help patients in crisis - but that a new approach would benefit everyone involved.
State wants to change how emergency rooms dispense narcotic painkillers
At the opening of the Ohio Opiate Summit in Columbus, Gov. John Kasich today announced new " emergency-room protocols" that will restrict how
Top 5 Mistakes Made in Veterinary Emergency Rooms
What are the most common errors in veterinary emergency rooms and how do you avoid them? An expert provides simple tips for improved emergency and critical care.
74 shooting victims: How Chicago emergency rooms handled the most violent weekend of the year
A surge in gunshot victims this past weekend meant Chicago-area hospitals stayed busy.
Do emergency rooms or urgent care have better service? Yelp reviewers decide
Researchers say a new study provides a unique opportunity for clinicians to learn from online reviews.
Some patients understand the closure of three stand-alone Memorial Hermann emergency rooms
Nurses from Kingwood, Spring and Sienna hospital's convenient care centers have been reassigned to other locations to help staff overwhelmed with patients.
How Technology Can Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Emergency Rooms
Many Americans are turning to technology to detect diseases like Alzheimer's. Learn about the importance of avoiding trips to emergency rooms for loved ones with Alzheimer's and how technology is helping families do just that.
What can we do about overuse of emergency rooms?
• I'd expect an emergency physician with 35 years of experience to have some solid insights on why people come to the emergency room. Sure enough, Dr. Paul Auerbach delivers the goods in his Wall Street Journal opinion piece (Why ER Visits for Non-Emergencies Aren't Going Away). In particular: Patients can't easily