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Why Rural EDs Are Struggling to Survive
A statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shines a light on just how wide the gap is...
NJ hospital unit brings care to scenes of crisis
When crisis — big or small — strikes in Passaic County, there's a special medical unit ready for action...
ED Management Strategies Linked to Revenue Recovery
Limiting the length of time patients are boarded in the emergency department and occasionally postponing elective...
Headed to ER? Some post waits by text, billboard
Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising...
Emergency room complaint source of Bristol hospital’s Medicare notice
An investigation stemming from complaints about the handling of a belligerent emergency room patient by a Bristol...
Hospital experts debate wisdom of using stun guns to control violent patients
Stun guns have started to show up in hospital settings, a migration that has raised some concerns. On July 8, a...
His ailing heart was in the right place
Jim Meis' survival following a heart attack in March is the story of a community with a rare combination of medical...
Hospital ICU deaths more likely on weekends
Patients admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend may be more likely to die than those admitted at other...
Carolina Medical Center feels psychiatric care strain
A surge in emergency room patients needing psychiatric care has strained Carolinas Medical Center's overall ability to...
Massachusetts hospital launches $1 million quick-care unit
Wareham, MA-based Tobey Hospital recently opened a $1 million ExpressCare unit, with a goal to get noncritical...
Emergency Department Case Management
Implement, maintain, or evolve your ED case management program with this new and comprehensive guide.
Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
As the major source of admissions, your ED is poised to be a serious revenue driver, or drain. Get in-the-trenches...
Violence in Healthcare: Proven Strategies to Keep Your Facility Safe
Despite Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alerts and OSHA guidance, violence in healthcare is on the rise. Your workplace...
The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
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