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Emergency Health Care

Tiny 'Forks' May Bring Huge Advance In Hospital Care

| Tim Wogan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Science

A patient admitted to a hospital with a serious bacterial infection may have only a few hours to live. Figuring out which antibiotic to administer, ...

In Psychiatric Emergencies, Emergency Rooms Not Always Safe

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Communities need specially-designed psychiatric emergency departments. Private insurance companies should provide more and better community care for persons with psychiatric problems, and more community alternative programs for persons in emotional distress should be developed.

What Health Care Policy Learned From Sandy

Dr. Herbert Pardes | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York
Dr. Herbert Pardes

The overall lesson of superstorm Sandy is that our complex and compassionate health care system works during an emergency. But it won't work if policy makers confuse emergency capacity with waste.