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Emergency Room Care

Research Without Consent in the Emergency Room

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

A new study poses one of the most vexing ethical questions concerning research with human beings: When is it acceptable to conduct research without the consent of the research subject?

Facing Death Or Life In A Hospital Emergency Room

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Fred was in serious trouble. He had cancer and kidney disease, was taking 12 different medicines a day on various prescriptions, suffered near sleeplessness and acknowledged he was suicidal. He called us in crisis.

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.

'Inappropriate Use of the ER': An Emergency Physician's Flirtation With the ER

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Policymakers should be aware that even well-informed patients with good access to primary care need the ER. Legislation should aim to increase availability of primary care, but not penalize for use of emergency services.

Medical Mistake: Sending the Homeless Home

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

It sounds like such a simple hospital order. A person seems stable so the doctor signs a form to discharge them to home. But what happens when the patient is homeless?

Let 'Them' Go to the Emergency Room

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Romney is not the only influential Republican to claim such grandiose, charitable excellence in our health care system. Back in 2007, former President George W. Bush, threatening to veto an expansion of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program, said, "People have access to health care in America."

What We Talk About When We Talk About Emergency Rooms

Emily Spitzer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

The second way to interpret Romney's remarks is not as a rejection of the question's premise, but a refusal to recognize consequences. If you're having a heart attack you can always go to the emergency room? He may have well as said, "Hey, no one is going to die if we don't do anything."

Emergency Rooms Are on Life Support

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Even if the roadblocks to greater funding were to disappear, Governor Romney's "let them eat emergency rooms" stance doesn't begin to get at a way to fix our broken health care system. Ask any emergency room doctor.

Service in Resource-Poor Settings

Gifty Maria Ntim | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Gifty Maria Ntim

Leaving the academic world of residency to work in a community health center has made it apparent how complex it is to serve in a climate where money dictates who, what and how you are able to assist.

ER Crisis: Think, Plan, Act to Get Best Emergency Care in Urgent Situations

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

What's ailing our ERs? Simply put, they wrongly have become the venue of last resort for too many people for medical treatment. For many of us, there are better options, including urgent care or even retail clinics.

ER Docs TEXT Patients Waiting Times

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising how long the d...

Healthcare Reform Is Irrevelant Until Americans Improve Their Lifestyles

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A plan that bases health care premiums on nutrition and lifestyle choices could ignite the food revolution we need to rid ourselves of the burdens of preventable chronic diseases.

Health Care's Front Lines: 24 Hours In The ER

USA Today | Susan Page, Marisol Bello, John Fritze, Mary Brophy Marcus and Liz Szabo, USA TODAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dr. Robert O'Connor had taken charge of the emergency room only minutes earlier when the cellphone in his pocket rang: The Western Albemarle Rescue Sq...