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AAOS: Pickleball-Related Fractures Up Significantly in Older Adults

Fractures most commonly seen in the upper extremity in women aged 65 years and older following a fall

Some Parents of Children in Pediatric EDs Report Unmet Emotional Needs

20 percent of parents feel uncertain caring for their child after discharge

ED Visits for Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Risk for Incident Anxiety Disorder

Findings show threefold higher risk compared with the general population and even higher risk among young men

ED Use Increased for Transgender, Gender-Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries

TGD beneficiaries more likely than cisgender beneficiaries to use emergency department for mental health care

Self-Estimation of Weight Accurate in Emergency Care

However, study shows all methods examined have potential limitations to use in emergency care

Thorough Medication History in ED Cuts Med Discrepancy Rates

Lowest discrepancy rates experienced by patients who received best possible medication history in emergency department and discharge medication reconciliation

Diagnostic Accuracy High in Emergency Departments

Only about 5.7 percent of patients receive incorrect diagnosis, with about 2.0 percent suffering adverse events as a result

Main Safety Issues in ED Include Shortage of Personnel in Busy Periods

International survey also highlights overcrowding due to boarding and perceived lack of support from management

Emergency Department Use Up for Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis

Recent increases seen for visits among younger people and those with higher disease severity

Virtual Care With Nonusual Physician Tied to More Emergency Visits

Authors say findings suggest virtual visits may be best when there is an existing clinical relationship