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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...

2014-01-02 16:22:06

KINGSTON, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley's Broadway Campus Emergency Department is launching a dynamic new program to provide an "autism-friendly" experience for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With autism affecting 1 in 88 children, according to Autism Speaks®, the commitment to addressing the specialized needs of Emergency Department patients with ASD is timely. Patients with autism react and communicate differently,...

2013-11-20 23:28:52

First Choice Emergency Room opens 11th facility in Houston. Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a facility in La Porte, Texas in early December. “We are looking forward to opening our 11th facility in Houston this December,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. First Choice Emergency Room is...

2013-11-19 23:33:02

First Choice Emergency Room Opens 11th Facility in Dallas-Fort Worth Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a facility in Little Elm, Texas in early December. “We are looking forward to serving Little Elm and the surrounding communities with our 11th facility in Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice...


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