Tag: "emergency" at medical news
Where should I have my outpatient surgery?
...patient to have surgery away from a hospital where emergency
services are close at hand," said Fleisher. "Most complications from outpatient surgery are minor. But if there is something major would you rather be far away and need to call a ambulance and be transported varying distances to a hospital or would y...
National experts and nonprofit organizations call to end FDA user fees and to improve drug safety
...rt FDA scientists recommendation to approve Plan B emergency
contraception for over-the-counter sale. Recommendations contained in the experts open letter came out of two events a panel discussion featuring four former FDA commissioners and an expert workshop held last month on that topic, convened by the ...
Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children
...in a more challenging clinical setting, such as an emergency
room. "When a child comes in with a fever to the ER, we want to see if we can predict who just has a virus and can go home, and who has to be admitted and put into the intensive care unit and treated with antibiotics. Thats our goal," said Dr. Rami...
New Washington study shows OB anesthesia equally safe when provided by CRNAs or anesthesiologists
...t-staffed hospitals had the greatest percentage of emergency
admissions and older mothers (over 35 years old). Additionally, a substantially higher percentage of sicker patients were transferred to CRNA-only hospitals, a factor which could, potentially, affect the number of anesthetic complications at a facil...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
...cy Medicaid spending contradicts assumptions about emergency
care provided to recent immigrants, researchers fr...get. Emergency Medicaid reimburses hospitals for emergency
care of patients who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid but are ineligible because federal law exc...
Uninsured often receive less medical care, take longer to improve after sudden health change
... inadequate. Moreover, their greater dependence on emergency
departments for care probably increases the likelihood that their care will be episodic and lack continuity. For individuals who require treatment for chronic conditions, a continuing relationship with a clinician and appropriate medication use may b...
Health disparities in prostate cancer stem from lack of care, not lack of knowledge
... to report getting their care at public clinics or emergency
rooms, rather than a private physician's office. ...doctor and have to repeat your whole history to an emergency
room physician every time you have a medical encounter, then it's harder to develop trust in physici...
Health-care inequities underscore racial disparities in prostate cancer
...nd seek routine care at a public medical clinic or emergency
room. In addition, they were less likely to have regular physical examinations, be seen by the same physician, and follow-up on a significant medical complaint. African-Americans were also more likely to have to request prostate cancer screening test...
Do specialty heart hospitals drive up heart care use? Study suggests the answer is yes
...effect. And when they considered post-heart attack emergency
PCI rates with PCI rates for patients who had not had a heart attack, the difference was much greater. In regions where specialty heart hospitals opened, the rate of these "non-emergent" PCI procedures rose 42 percent in four years, compared with a 2...
Chronic disease management quality improvement efforts yield better care delivery
...s with hypertension. No reduction in urgent care, emergency
department visits, or hospitalization for people with asthma. Researchers observed that this focus on short term outcomes to the exclusion of important longer term outcomes may underestimate the true effect of quality improvement collaboratives....
Opening windows may be the best way of preventing transmission of airborne infection
...s, outpatient consulting rooms, waiting rooms, and emergency
departments with 12 mechanically ventilated negative-pressure respiratory isolation rooms built after 2000. Even at the lowest of wind speeds, natural ventilation exceeded mechanical ventilation. Facilities built more than 50 years ago, characteri...
Opening windows effective way of preventing transmission of TB
...s, outpatient consulting rooms, waiting rooms, and emergency
departments. They compared these with 12 modern me..., including waiting rooms, out-patient clinics and emergency
departments, where many infectious patients are found. Whilst not suited to cold climates, natural v...
Multislice CT speeds the diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room
...spital with crushing chest pain, only to find that emergency
room doctors are uncertain whether youre having a ...lion people in the United States are rushed to the emergency
room with chest pain. At least half have inconclusive early test results; of these, approximately 65...
Illuminating the dark side of plants
...cians in active practice in medical toxicology and emergency
medicine: Lewis S. Nelson, M.D., New York University School of Medicine, and Richard D. Shih, M.D., Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey. They teamed with Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., a noted ethnobotanist and authority on toxic plants ...
SCAI expert panel sets high standards for PCI without on-site cardiac surgical backup
...ons, including formalized and tested protocols for emergency
transfer of patients; Activate emergency
transport at the first clear signs of a PCI complication, thereby ensuring that the time to the init...
Emergency departments test chest pain patients differently, based on race, gender and insurance
...ar period. They found that the rate of visits to emergency
departments by patients presenting with chest pain...e factors in the type of care patients received at emergency
departments. Overall, African American males were 25 to 30 percent less likely to receive any of t...
Assessing the cost of juvenile arthritis
...ing that the controls had relatively high rates of emergency
room visits, assistive devices, surgeries, and inpatient stays, probably due to the fact that some were recruited from orthopedic clinics. When comparing direct medical costs of JIA patients with recent cost estimates for asthma, JIA appeared to be m...
NIH awards $1 million to Temple University Hospital for neurological treatment studies
... high-quality clinical trials in multiple types of emergency
neurological disorders affecting adults or childre...oximately 15 million adults and children visit the emergency
department for acute neurological disorders. It is critical to provide optimal care during the first...
National research network launched to seek better treatments for brain injury, stroke and seizures
...e, a brain or spinal cord injury, or another major emergency
affecting the brain, spine or nerves. Every two mi...me one of the biggest roadblocks to finding better emergency
treatments: having enough eligible patients with the same condition at any single hospital. By study...
Health care costs for abused women are significant
...health, substance abuse, hospital outpatient care, emergency
department care, and acute inpatient care during and after periods of IPV. Health care utilization was still 20 percent higher five years after women's abuse ceased compared to women who had never experienced IPV. The estimated excess costs...
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