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The Speed of Sound: Assessing Tendons For Trauma, Infection
The Speed of Sound: Assessing Tendons For Trauma, Infection
Bedside ultrasound can be especially useful for assessing tendons — in trauma, repetitive motion injury and suspected infection. Having a basic understanding of the normal and abnormal appearance of tendons on ultrasound will give the emergency p...
Study Finds Way To Improve Patient Safety After Admission From the Emergency Department
Study Finds Way To Improve Patient Safety After Admission From the Emergency Department
In a landmark study published in European Journal of Emergency Medicine and Journal of Advanced Nursing, researchers with Deakin’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research showed that patients with low blood pressure or abnormally rapid bre...
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.
Tiny Coils Improve Quality of Life For Patients With Severe Emphysema
Tiny Coils Improve Quality of Life For Patients With Severe Emphysema
The minimally invasive implantation of tiny coils into the lungs improves exercise ability, lung function and quality of life for patients with severe emphysema, according to a large international trial presented by researchers at the University of Pit...
Study: More Than Half of Hospitals Holding Off On Value-Based Care
Study: More Than Half of Hospitals Holding Off On Value-Based Care
The majority of U.S. hospitals are still trying to determine how exactly the new landscape of alternative payment models will form and, as such, indicated that they are holding off for now, according to a study published by Peer60. Indeed, 37 percent o...