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Handheld Device Detects Heart Attacks With One Drop of Blood
Handheld Device Detects Heart Attacks With One Drop of Blood
A new handheld blood test device is able to rapidly diagnosis heart attacks at the point of care. The new Minicare I-20 handheld device, developed by Philips, is designed for use in emergency departments to dramatically reduce the time physicians take ...
ER Visits Up for Young Adults with Mental Illness
ER Visits Up for Young Adults with Mental Illness
While emergency department visits for young adults ages 19 to 25 decreased slightly overall following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), visits for mental illnesses in this age group increased “significantly,” as did disea...
Hospitals Feeling Pinch in States That Don't Expand Medicaid
Hospitals Feeling Pinch in States That Don't Expand Medicaid
While most hospitals have seen a stark decrease in uncompensated care costs related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion, some hospital groups have not substantially benefited from the change.
Initiating Palliative Care in the ED Improves Quality of Life
Initiating Palliative Care in the ED Improves Quality of Life
Initiating a palliative care consultation in the emergency department (ED) improved quality of life and survival was not shortened in patients with advanced cancer. These findings were published in JAMA Oncology. Patients with advanced cancer commonly ...
Dexamethasone For Asthma in the ER: Better Compliance, Nearly Equal Effectiveness
Dexamethasone For Asthma in the ER: Better Compliance, Nearly Equal Effectiveness
Adults with asthma who were treated with one-dose dexamethasone in the emergency department had only slightly higher relapse than patients who were treated with a 5-day course of prednisone. "Enhanced compliance and convenience may support the use of d...