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2014-07-08 12:26:05

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are all a heartbeat away from needing emergency care" is one of key messages of the Saving Millions campaign of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), highlighting the incredible value of emergency medicine to every community and the efficiency and economic benefits of medical care provided in the nation's emergency departments. http://www.acep.org/savingmillions/. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2014-07-02 04:20:58

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. According to a study published online Monday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, dating violence among adolescents was also strongly associated with alcohol, illicit drug use and depression ("Dating Violence Among Male and Female Youth Seeking Emergency Department Care")...

2014-06-27 12:26:01

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as drains on the health care system, showing the constellation of reasons they are incapable of escaping social circumstances that perpetuate and exacerbate their problems The study, published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, was conducted at Bellevue Hospital in New York...

2014-06-12 16:26:12

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). "The American College of Emergency Physicians congratulates our esteemed colleague, Dr. Steve Stack, on his election to head the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Stack will be the first emergency physician to lead the AMA and - at age 43 when he assumes office - its youngest president in 100 years....

2014-03-27 12:29:42

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Factors other than receipt of painkillers - including opiates - in the emergency department appear to be more important to patient satisfaction, as reflected in an analysis of Press Ganey® patient surveys to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Lack of Association between Press Ganey® Emergency Department Patient Satisfaction Scores and Emergency Department Administration of Analgesic Medications"). "The...

2014-03-20 12:32:36

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The implementation of health care reform in Massachusetts - principally the expansion of health insurance coverage to nearly everyone in the state - was associated with a small but consistent increase in emergency department use, according to the findings of a study to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Increased Use of the Emergency Department After Health Care Reform in Massachusetts")....

2014-02-11 12:23:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The untimely deaths of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith from drug overdoses once again highlight a serious continuing public health problem in America that emergency physicians see every day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "We see up close and personal the severe damage these poisons can do to the human body," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians....

2014-02-05 12:28:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States that decriminalized marijuana saw dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention, although the overall number of unintentional marijuana exposures among children remained low. The Annals of Emergency Medicine study of call volume to U.S. poison centers from January 2005 through December 2011 will be published online today ("Association of Unintentional Pediatric Exposures with Decriminalization of Marijuana in...

United States Gets A 'D' When It Comes To Emergency Medical Care
2014-01-17 13:49:40

[ Watch the Video: Low Marks For US Emergency Healthcare ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report card issued by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) gave the United States a ‘D’ when it comes to emergency medical services. Released Thursday, the report card also graded individual states on how well states support emergency care. The organization found that the emergency care environment in the US has worsened since 2009, when the ACEP...

2014-01-16 12:29:34

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians today sounded a warning that the continuing failure of state and national policies is endangering emergency patients, citing as proof a worse grade of D+ in the latest edition of a state-by-state report card on support for emergency care (Report Card). The Report Card forecasts an expanding role for emergency departments under Obamacare and describes the harmful effects of the competing pressures of shrinking resources...


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