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988 Mental Health Hotline Back in Business After Daylong Outage

Hotline started in July with mental health counselors working around the country and has answered about 8,000 calls a day since then

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

Administration says it expects to issue updated draft guidance in the coming months

Nonphysician Emergency Practitioners Order More Imaging Studies

Findings seen among Medicare beneficiaries, with simultaneous increase in share of nonphysician practitioners from 2005 to 2020

Emergency Visits for Child Suicidal Ideation Increased in Illinois in 2019

Increase started in 2019 and continued through pandemic; hospitalizations increased 57 percent between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020

Postdischarge Text Message Intervention Cuts Readmissions

Benefits include 41 percent lower odds of 30-day use of acute care resources

America’s Emergency Physicians Warn of Surge in Patients Due to ‘Tripledemic’

A coalition of health and medical groups has called on the White House to hold a summit on ongoing problems facing U.S. emergency departments

Death Common During, Within One Month of Emergency Visit

Authors say emergency departments should be prepared to deliver end-of-life care

ED Telehealth Follow-Up May Increase Subsequent Health Care Utilization

Those with telehealth follow-up had more repeat emergency department visits and hospital admissions than those having in-person follow-up

Sexual Assault-Related ED Visits Up in the U.S. From 2006 to 2019

Likelihood of presenting to emergency department after sexual assault increased for female, younger, and lower-income individuals

Rates of Surgical Consults Lower for Black Patients

Findings seen among Medicare patients admitted with an emergency general surgery condition