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For patients aged 65 years or older with atrial fibrillation

Receipt of Anticoagulant Rx in ED Linked to Use at Six Months

Findings seen in patients aged 65 years or older with atrial fibrillation who present to emergency department
Imaging is obtained for about one in three patients with emergency department visits for low back pain

About One in Three in ED for Low Back Pain Receive Imaging

Imaging use decreased from 34.4 percent in 2011 to 31.9 percent in 2016
Mobile stroke unit care is associated with quicker time to thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke compared with conventional ambulance care in a densely populated urban area

Mobile Stroke Unit Care May Reduce Time to Thrombolysis

Findings seen in patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke in a densely populated urban area

November 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for November 2019. This roundup includes the...
From 1968 to 2017

Object-Related Aspiration Deaths Decreased Among Children

1968 to 2017 saw decrease in object-related aspiration deaths among adolescents and children
Pediatricians should provide emergency contraception to teenagers who have had unprotected or underprotected intercourse

AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens

Pediatricians should provide education, prescription, and/or supply of emergency contraceptive pills for future use
About 2.7 million emergency department visits for sports injuries occurred during 2010 to 2016

About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016

Analgesics were given or prescribed at 63.9 percent of ED visits; percentage increased with age
From 2009 to 2016

2009 to 2016 Saw Drop in 30-Day Mortality Tied to Emergency Care

Adjusted 30-day mortality trend was −0.198 per year after adjustment for confounding factors
There is a need for shared patient-level data across medical

Focus on ED Utilization Misses Whole-Person Perspective

Data sharing between medical, behavioral, and social care data systems needed
From 2010 to 2016

2010 to 2016 Saw Increase in Teens Admitted to ED for Abuse

Numbers increased from 6.93 to 11.97 admissions per 100,000 children younger than 18 years