Emergency Medicine

Home Emergency Medicine
Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses

Either Tdap or Td also allowed for tetanus prophylaxis in wound management, catch-up immunization doses
Prehospital administration of epinephrine may aid pediatric patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

Prehospital Epinephrine Aids Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Arrests

Study shows improved return of circulation following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest but not improved survival
Health care payments in the United States are more regressive than previously thought

Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

However, share of income is greatest among households with lowest income
Patients with heart failure

Postdischarge Mortality Up for Patients With Heart Failure

Of conditions targeted by Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, only heart failure mortality increased
Many U.S. adults are misinformed about the influenza virus and the importance of flu vaccination

Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination

Only 49 percent of a national sample of U.S. adults reported having received the flu shot as of Dec. 2019
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New Hospital Being Built in China for Coronavirus Outbreak

Prefabricated hospital modeled after one that was built in Beijing in six days during the SARS outbreak
A Chicago woman in her 60s has been identified as the second U.S. patient to be diagnosed with a new Chinese coronavirus

Chicago Woman Is Second U.S. Case of Wuhan Coronavirus

CDC has so far received reports of 63 patients under investigation for potential coronavirus infection
The city of Wuhan was closed off Thursday by Chinese officials in an attempt to stem the spread of a coronavirus that has sickened more than 570 people and killed at least 17.

China Bans Travel in Wuhan, Four Nearby Cities

Buses, subways, and ferries within the city of more than 11 million people have been suspended
Compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 is low

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving
A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations