Tag: emergency visits

1. Increased collaboration between emergency medical services (EMS) and primary care physicians could decrease frequency of unnecessary transportation to the emergency department (ED) for fallen residents of assisted living facilities. 2. For study participants, the protocol recommended non-transport for over half of the seniors’ falls. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. Of children with baseline high emergency department (ED) use, defined as ≥4 ED visits in one year, only 16% experienced sustained high ED use (≥8 ED visits) over the following 2 years. 2. Children with initial baseline high ED use and sustained high ED use tended to be adolescents,...
1. By integrating Dutch primary care physician cooperatives with emergency departments, overall emergency department use has been reduced by 22%. 2. Other recent developments to the Dutch system include access to electronic health records of daytime primary care practices and direct access to more diagnostic facilities.   Study Rundown: One of the...
1. First-time parents receiving home visits from nurses and trained educators regarding infant health were less likely to take their child to an emergency department (ED) during their first year of life. 2. Benefits of this First Born Program (FBP) were even evident in lower-risk groups, such as households with...
1. The number of trampoline park injuries (TPIs) increased significantly from 581 in 2010 to 6932 in 2014. 2. Compared to home trampoline injuries (HTIs), TPIs were less likely to involve head injury, more likely to involve lower extremity injury, more likely to involve a dislocation, and more likely to...
1. From an observational study, revisits to emergency departments (ED) were higher than previously reported when considering presentations to institutions other than the initial site. 2. Additionally, revisit costs exceeded total costs from initial visits. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)    Study Rundown: Revisits to an emergency department (ED) after initial treatment...
1. This systematic review showed increased mortality in frequent emergency department (ED) users compared to non-frequent users. 2. While it was unclear whether frequent ED users had more hospital admissions, this group had increased outpatient visits compared to non-frequent ED users. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)        Study Rundown: Increasing...
1. In acute migraine, prochlorperazine administration was associated with fewer emergency department (ED) return visits when compared to treatment with other dopamine antagonists.  2. The use of diphenhydramine was associated with an increased likelihood of return to the ED.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)   Study Rundown: Migraine headaches are a common...
Image: PD 1. Among Medicare beneficiaries studied, 7.5% reported a reduction in dose or delay in filling medications, and 8.2% reported not filling a medication at all, due to cost concerns. 2. Disabled Medicare beneficiaries with severe cost-related medication nonadherence had a 1.53 greater odds of any Emergency Department (ED) visit within the...