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Delay to Admission From ED Tied to Increase in 30-Day Mortality

Statistically significant linear increase observed in mortality from five hours after time of arrival at emergency department up to 12 hours

Emergency Department Interventions Cut Opioid Rx Rates

However, no reduction observed in prescribed opioid quantity

Amid U.S. Blood Shortage, New Pressure to Ease Donor Rules for Gay Men

Easing the rules would result in a 2 to 4 percent increase -- 345,400 to 615,300 more pints of blood -- in the nation's annual blood supply

3 Percent of Youth Testing Positive for COVID-19 in ED Have Severe Outcomes

Age, underlying chronic illness, and symptom duration tied to severe outcomes

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Tied to More Pediatric ED Visits

Increased frequency, severity of ED visits for cannabis exposure in children tied to legalization of commercial cannabis edibles in Ontario

Multicomponent Strategy Ups Buprenorphine Use for Opioid Use Disorder in ED

However, wide variation seen in provider uptake

Red Cross Says U.S. Blood Supply at Dangerously Low Level

People who have received COVID-19 vaccines can donate blood and platelets as long as they are symptom-free

Homeless Individuals Particularly Vulnerable to Heat Waves

Increased odds of emergency department visits seen among homeless during heat waves

Days of Extreme Heat Linked to Increased Risk for ED Visits

Risk increased for emergency department visits for any cause and for heat-related illness, renal disease, mental disorders

Smartphone Wound Follow-Up Increases Odds of Early SSI Diagnosis

Patients in smartphone group had reduced community care attendance, better experiences accessing care after abdominal surgery