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2013-05-01 23:04:41

PromptCare at Lourdes gets non-critical patients on the road to recovery within an hour. Willingboro, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 Hoping to treat patients with minor emergencies in a more efficient manner, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County has expanded its emergency department to include a dedicated area called PromptCare. Encompassing eight treatment rooms, PromptCare gives patients quicker access to care for non- life-threatening illnesses and injuries and helps to alleviate...

2013-04-26 10:26:13

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have for the first time determined how often emergency medical helicopters need to help save the lives of seriously injured people to be considered cost-effective compared with ground ambulances. The researchers found that if an additional 1.6 percent of seriously injured patients survive after being transported by helicopter from the scene of injury to a level-1 or level-2 trauma center, then such transport should be considered...

2012-11-13 12:42:24

Patients with mental illness visiting emergency departments in Ontario have shorter waits to see a doctor during crowded periods and only slightly longer waits during less busy periods, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario recommended in 2008 that the Ontario government add a psychiatric wait times measure to its Emergency Room Wait Times Strategy. The Kirby Report on mental illness and addiction in Canada also referred to...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.