CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – The overwhelming majority of patients — 80% to 90% — who present to the ED with chest pain suspected of being cardiac related end up without an acute myocardial infarction diagnosis.
Guidelines recommend intramuscular midazolam for status epilepticus patients who experience seizures and, according to a new study, the benzodiazepine is increasingly being administered in prehospital care before the patients arrives at the emergency department.
In states such as Texas, patients seeking immediate care still primarily use urgent care centers and hospital-based emergency departments, but they also are increasingly presenting at freestanding EDs.
IOWA CITY, IA – Critics charge that emergency physicians may overuse – or even abuse – observation stays strictly to maximize revenue and shift costs to patients. A new study suggests, however, that the condemnation isn’t really fair.