Tag: hospital (emergency services)

United Wants to Charge You for ER Visits It Disagrees With

Responding to pressure from doctor and hospital associations, United Healthcare has postponed the start of its controversial emergency room visit review policy, which was scheduled...

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Ed Knight was taken to Chippenham Hospital after cutting his arm in a fall from a ladder. For stitching up his wound and sending him...

Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs

Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state...

MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather

Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) seek additional acute medical care during periods of unusually warm weather, a new study has found, raising concerns about possible...

Families Thwart COVID-19 Patient Transfers as Third Wave Grips France

PARIS (Reuters) – In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the...

Study IDs 3 COVID-19 Phenotypes, Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have found three distinct COVID-19 phenotypes of patients who present to the emergency department, information that could eventually guide treatment, they say. Elizabeth Lusczek,...

It May Take Decades Before Trainees Look Like the US Population

Researchers project that it may take up to a century before the percentage of Black and Hispanic medical residents reflects that of the general population....

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US Fund

(Reuters) – In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey...

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians

Federal officials on Thursday announced a plan to largely drop the so-called X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions for physicians in a bid to remove an...

Study Confirms Key COVID-19 Risk Factors in Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Children and adolescents who receive positive COVID-19 test results are...

California Bypasses Tough Nurse Care Rules Amid Virus Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nerissa Black was already having a hard...

Kids Get Virus at Gatherings More Often Than School: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Children are more at risk of contracting...

‘Nine Months Into It, the Adrenaline Is Gone and It’s Exhausting’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In March, during the first week of the San Francisco Bay...

How You Can Save Money in Your Practice by Going Green

Ted Shieh, MD, developed a passion for environmental advocacy after an oil tanker crashed and spilled crude oil on a Taiwan beach where he had...

Hospital Volumes Start to Fall Again, Even as COVID-19 Soars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Hospital volumes, which had largely recovered in September after crashing last...

California County Urges Hospitals to Halt Elective Surgeries

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top health official in California’s third-largest...

Hospitals Admit Fewer COVID-19 Patients After Lessons Learned

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma complained in a November news conference...

What Happened When the Only ER Doctor in a Rural Town Got COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Kurt Papenfus is the lone full-time emergency room doctor in Cheyenne...

Nondisplaced Ulna Fracture Could Mean Intimate-Partner Violence

About one-third of women who presented to an emergency department (ED) with a fractured ulna were victims of intimate-partner violence, according to a study of...

Parents Complain That Pediatricians, Wary of COVID, Shift Sick Kids to Urgent Care

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A mom of eight boys, Kim Gudgeon was at her wits’...

More Children Swallowed Powerful Magnets After Federal Ban Blocked

(Reuters Health) – After a federal rule banning powerful rare-earth magnets was blocked by a judge, increasing numbers of children have been turning up in...

Resuscitation More Likely With Faster Time to Head-Up CPR

A preliminary study of adults who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that included the use of a device to elevate...

Rapid Relief of Opioid-Induced Constipation With MNTX

Subcutaneously administered methylnaltrexone (MNTX) (Relistor), a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, relieves opioid-induced constipation (OID) in both chronic, noncancer-related illness and cancer-related illness, a new...