Study examines ED visits related to adverse drug events

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Four of every 1,000 emergency department visits were related to adverse drug events, according to a study in today’s issue of JAMA. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined nationally representative data from 58 U.S. EDs participating in the National Electronic Injury... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, emergency care

Study: Many seniors treated in ED after car crash on pain meds six months later

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Many seniors injured in motor vehicle crashes remain in pain for months afterwards, negatively affecting their quality of life and ability to live independently, according to a study published yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. The study looked at patients aged 65 and older who visited one of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, emergency care

Study: Certain ED patients with chest pain at low risk for adverse heart event

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Adults with chest pain who are admitted to the hospital from the emergency department after two negative troponin tests and non-concerning vital signs, among other indicators, rarely have adverse cardiac events, according to a study published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study reviewed data... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: maternal health, emergency care

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