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Obamacare could reverse long trend of uncompensated care in ERs

Emergency departments, which have suffered shortfalls in reimbursement for decades due to the high rate of uninsurance in the United States, may begin receiving...

Study: Chest Pain Duration Can Signal Heart Attack

Patients with longer-lasting chest pain are more likely having a heart attack than those with pain of a shorter duration, according to a study...

Is it Bell’s palsy or a stroke? ER docs have the...

Emergency physicians correctly identified nearly 100 percent of patients with Bell's palsy, the symptoms of which are nearly identical to potentially life-threatening diseases such...

Why Low-Income Patients Prefer Hospital Care to a Doctor’s Office

Patients with low socioeconomic status use emergency and hospital care more often than primary care because they believe hospital care is more affordable and...

Young assault victims a risky mix of gun possession & aggression

They're young. They've been injured in an assault – so badly they went to the emergency room. And nearly one in four of them...

Seniors Are Not Just Wrinkly Adults; Have Special Needs in ER

Emergency patients over the age of 74 have significantly different and more complex health and social needs than their younger counterparts, even after controlling...

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