Posts Tagged Emergency Department

Study: Fewer Hospital Patients Uninsured After ACA Expanded Coverage

The proportion of hospital emergency department visits by uninsured patients declined 2.1 percentage points per year between 2014 and 2016, just after the health insurance exchanges opened and states began expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study reported recently in JAMA

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Predictors of 30-Day Return Following an ED Visit for Older Adults

The January/February issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal has an article from the University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine on the “Predictors of 30-Day Return Following an Emergency Department Visit for Older Adults.” Older adults who are discharged following emergency department

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Treating Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department

The Emergency Department Sickle Cell Disease Crisis and Beyond site is part of a grant to re-design the process of emergency management for patients with sickle cell disease. Duke University School of Nursing, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and others are working together to

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Study: Antibiotics Are Leading Cause of ED Visits for Adverse Drug Events in Kids

In children, antibiotics are the leading cause of emergency department visits for adverse drug events, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published recently in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. The study estimates that 70,000 children 19 years or

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