Clinical CareCHI St. Alexius Hires Outside ER Physicians Amid Contract Dispute
The system contracted an outside staffing firm to begin running the emergency department in the Bismarck area next month.
Clinical CareFreestanding ERs May Have Low Hospital Admission Rates
Researchers find that patients at a hospital-based emergency department were 20% more likely to be admitted compared to patients at...
Clinical CareSending Sepsis Patients Home May Not Harm Them
New research finds no difference in 30-day mortality among sepsis patients treated as inpatients versus outpatients.
Clinical CareIllinois hospital forced to divert patients as floodwaters rush in; motorists stranded
Clinical CareER Staffing Split Along Urban-Rural Divide
Nearly two-thirds of emergency medicine physicians work in urban communities, and the staffing mix in rural counties reflects an emergency...
FinanceA Hospital ER Charges An ‘After-Hours’ Fee. Who Has To Pay It?
This week, Michelle Andrews of Kaiser Health News responded to readers who were unhappy with their health plan?s decision not...
StrategyER Spending Rise Driven by High-severity Cases
A review of emergency department claims for employer-sponsored plans from 2009 through 2016 found that the average prices for higher...