The survival rate from cardiac arrest in King County has reached an all-time high of 57 percent, according to a new report. Most other parts of the nation have survival rates that hover around 10 percent.
The number of elderly patients who displayed symptoms of cognitive impairment rose 6 percent after their trips to the ER, and the number of those who could not walk without assistance rose 23 percent.
EMTs and paramedics are governed by a haphazard patchwork of rules that vary widely by city and state. And their wages differ widely as well, from a high of $52,930 a year in Washington, D.C., to a low of $25,900 a year in Kansas.
When patients transferred from the hospital destroyed by the tornado in Moore, Okla., their medical records followed them electronicall.
The number of people who died in traffic accidents inched up last year, reversing a downward trend in road deaths that began in 2006, according to a federal report.
The day will have two educational tracks: One for community residents to learn more about being prepared for emergencies, and another for emergency responders to learn ways to respond more effectively to a diverse community.
Congress has bestowed special privileges to some small remote hospitals, usually in rural areas, to help them stay afloat.
Despite these benefits, there’s new evidence that the quality of many of these hospitals may be deteriorating.
For much of the 20th century, gun violence in the US had been considered a law enforcement issue. But in the late 1970s and early 1980s, a series of reports and workshops started to recast the issue as a public health problem and calling for a far broader societal approach.
Patients who are kept in the hospital observation units to monitor their condition may not be formally admitted. When this happens they often have to pick up a bigger share of the cost.
Getting to the emergency room within the first few hours of recognizing stroke symptoms can help prevent permanent brain damage, but a new study finds that Blacks are only half as likely as Whites to get timely treatment.
More patients with the flu are seeking care at the emergency room this year, despite the 112 million Americans who have gotten a flu shot
Research into gun-violence prevention is being suppressed by pro-gun forces in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, writes UW pediatrician Dr. Frederick Rivara in a JAMA viewpoint he authored with RAND policy analyst Dr. Arthur Kellerman/
People with disabilities, while making up just 17 percent of the working-age adult population, account for almost 40 percent of all emergency room visits. They may seek care at an ER due to the complexity or urgency of their medical conditions, because they lack access to other accessible care or because they lack health insurance.