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Foreign-body ingestions are common in children aged younger than 6 years and have increased over time

Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children

Annual rate increased significantly from 9.5 to 18 per 10,000 children from 1995 to 2015

March 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for March 2019. This roundup includes the...
Uninsured patients and Medicaid beneficiaries with acute pulmonary diseases have higher odds of interhospital transfer

Discharge, Interhospital Transfer Varies With Insurance Status

Uninsured patients more likely to be discharged, transferred versus privately insured patients
Increased use of tourniquets

Three Interventions Involved in Decrease in Combat Mortality

Increased use of tourniquets, blood transfusions, rapid prehospital transport time key to mortality reduction
Emergency department visits in Colorado attributable to inhaled cannabis are more frequent than those attributable to edible cannabis

ED Visits in Colorado More Frequent for Inhaled Versus Edible Cannabis

Visits for edible cannabis more likely to be for acute psychiatric symptoms, intoxication
A gender-based salary gap persists among academic emergency medicine physicians

Female Emergency Physicians Paid Less Than Males

Findings based on analysis of academic emergency medicine physicians from 2013 to 2017
From 2011 to 2015

2011 to 2015 Saw Increase in Psychiatric ED Visits for Youth

Largest increases in emergency department visits seen for teens, African-Americans, Hispanic patients
Disability-adjusted life year rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are 1

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs

Disability-adjusted life year rates 1,347 per 100,000 individuals, behind ischemic heart disease, back pain
In 2016

About 360,000 ED Visits Were for Nonmedical Drug Abuse in 2016

More than half of estimated visits also involved nonpharmaceutical substances, including drugs, alcohol

February 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for February 2019. This roundup includes the...