Hospital Medicine Information Center
Publicly available online ratings of emergency departments and urgent care centers provide important insights for health systems.
Risk of hospitalization up for Hispanic patients with lower scores on Ambulatory Care Experiences Survey.
Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor.
A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.
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.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
Many cases of vaginal foreign body are unusual and often difficult to detect.
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Advice for administering baclofen for a spinal cord injury to a patient with a nasogastric tube.
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
Since 50% of patients admitted to the ED with deep vein thrombosis, should it be common practice to do a chest CT prior to discharge?
Is there any evidence that changing a patient's cephalexin dose from 500 q.i.d. to 1,000 b.i.d. has decreased efficacy in terms of infection control?
Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
A Foley catheter can help remove foreign objects from the rectum.
Larger catheters are stiffer, thus better able to pass through the prostatic urethra.