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Many avoidable emergency department visits include mental health and dental conditions

Many avoidable emergency department visits include mental health and dental conditions

A significant number of avoidable visits to the emergency department are related to mental health and dental conditions.

Idarucizumab reverses anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in emergency situations

Researchers found that idarucizumab is effective for dabigatran reversal among patients with uncontrolled bleeding and who are undergoing urgent surgery.

Hospital revisits after discharge from observation increase among elderly

Increases were observed in repeat observation stays and any hospital revisit for seniors between 2006 and 2011.

Opinion

The House's healthcare bill: Trumpcare or "Chumpcare"?

Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.

Tips for adjusting to the night shift

Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.

Clinical Feature

Undisclosed condition 
leads to death

Undisclosed condition 
leads to death

A patient's widow 
asserts that the clinician
 should have checked
 hospital records taken prior to admission.

Stopping prescription drug abuse

Stopping prescription drug abuse

Emergency providers need to make every effort to be responsible prescribers.

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