ATLANTA – Despite lengthy debate on whether the government’s carrot and stick approach to electronic health record (EHR) adoption has worked, a new report demonstrates that the number of emergency department using EHRs nearly doubled in the five year period from 2006 to 2011.
CINCINNATI – Intravenous migraine therapy reduces post-traumatic headache (PTH) scores for children presenting to the emergency department within 14 days after suffering a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to a new study.
HOUSTON – Giving severe trauma patients a transfusion with a balanced ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells (RBCs) is more likely to stop severe bleeding and reduce the risk of death from blood loss over 24 hours than transfusing a higher ratio of RBCs, according to a new study.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Emergency physicians have argued the case for years: The emergency department is not the place to cut back healthcare spending. Now, a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology agrees with them.
PHILADELPHIA – Accidental bruising is common among mobile older infants and rambunctious toddlers. The challenge for emergency physicians is differentiating those innocuous bumps and bruises from injuries caused by abuse.