Clinical Care'Big Three' Diagnostic Errors Account for Nearly 75% of All Serious Harm
One-third of malpractice cases for death or permanent disability began with an errant or delayed diagnosis, making it the biggest...
Clinical CareCancer Urgent Care Clinics Slow Growth of ER Utilization
A cancer urgent care clinic in Texas reduced growth of emergency department utilization by more than half.
Clinical CareHow to Manage Malpractice Risk in Your Emergency Department
There are a several areas where hospitals can manage ED malpractice risk, including medical condition diagnosis and opioid prescribing.
StrategyTransforming Care Delivery to Improve Rural Health
In the face of barriers to financial solvency, some rural hospitals are taking the initiative to improve access to care...
Clinical CareEmergency Medicine Pharmacists Boost Antibiotics Stewardship
Emergency medicine pharmacists increase guideline-concordant prescribing at hospitals with both new and established antibiotic stewardship programs.
FinanceHCA Asks Judge to Toss Lawsuit Alleging ER 'Cover Charge'
The hospitals say the purported surcharge is just a standard emergency department facility fee, like those charged by hospitals across...
Clinical CareOnline Reviews Spotlight ER and Urgent Care Center Patient Experience
Online reviews reveal opportunities to improve patient experience at emergency departments and urgent care centers.
Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills
Over and over again, the high cost associated with air ambulance service gives patients the biggest sticker shock.
Clinical Care'Every Hour Matters': Delaying Sepsis Antibiotics in ER Increases Odds of Mortality
New research finds that every hour of delay in administering antibiotics to sepsis patients in emergency rooms increases odds of...
NursingThe State of the Emergency Nurse Workforce
The current demographics and future career plans of emergency nurses are highlighted in a new study.
Clinical CareEscalating Workplace Violence Rocks Hospitals
Many healthcare workers say the physical and verbal abuse come primarily from patients, some of whom are disoriented because of...
Clinical CareAs ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice
The growth in patients leaving California ERs prematurely was faster than the growth in overall ER encounters.