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A simple clinical assessment seems to be superior to the formalized Danish Emergency Process Triage system for predicting mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department

Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality

Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor
Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) presenting to the emergency department have increased rates of inpatient admission and mortality and higher emergency department charges than those without CHD

Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED

Children with congenital heart disease presenting to ED at increased risk for morbidity, mortality
Of older adults who undergo intubation in the emergency department

One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation

Twenty-four percent of adults aged ≥65 years who undergo intubation in ED are discharged home
Nearly half of emergency medicine physicians report having been physically assaulted at work

47 Percent of Emergency Doctors Have Been Assaulted at Work

More than three-quarters of physicians believe that violence in the ED has harmed patient care

September 2018 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for September 2018. This roundup includes the...
Emergency department interpreters are vital to quality care

Interpreter Services Critical for Emergency Care

Authors recommend professional interpreter when practical if patient has limited English proficiency
Proper training and post-incident steps can help lessen the secondary trauma health professionals experience providing care during mass casualty incidents

Physicians Need Training for Mass Casualty Incidents

Training includes protocols for the actual incident and self-awareness and care afterwards
From 2008 through 2015

Shift Seen From EDs to Urgent Care for Low-Acuity, Acute Care

Findings based on trends in care for privately insured patients from 2008 to 2015
Emergency department providers need evidence-based strategies to identify and manage patients with opioid use disorder

ED Plays Critical Role in Caring for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder

Review provides evidence-based strategies for identifying, managing, transitioning care

August 2018 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for August 2018. This roundup includes the...