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ED Visits Down Dec. 2020 to Jan. 2021 Versus Prepandemic

Emergency department visits were 25 percent lower during December 2020 to January 2021 versus one year earlier

Asthma Exacerbations, ED Admissions Decreased During Lockdown

Nonpharmaceutical interventions to reduce COVID-19 associated with reduction in admissions for COPD, asthma

ASA: Delays in Hospital Care After Arrival Worsen Stroke Outcomes

Continuous quality improvement should minimize delays in door-to-puncture and door-to-reperfusion time

Emptier Roads, but Sharp Rise in U.S. Traffic Deaths Reported in 2020

NHTSA says speed is main problem, as well as increased use of alcohol, marijuana, and opioids

Scoring Tool Predicts Seven-Day Stroke Risk After TIA

Risk prediction using Canadian TIA Score accurate with or without carotid endarterectomy/carotid artery stenting

ED Visit Volume Dropped for Mental Health, Substance Use Early in Pandemic

However, from March 15 to Oct. 10, 2020, higher median emergency department visit rates seen when compared with 2019

Caregivers Hesitant to Take Children to ED During COVID-19

Greater hesitancy seen among more vulnerable demographic groups

Advanced Practice Providers Use ED Resources Similarly to Physicians

Findings observed after matching for severity and complexity of chest, abdominal pain

Total Pediatric ED Visits Decreased in 2020 Versus 2018, 2019

Total trauma number decreased by 34 percent, but proportion of trauma increased significantly

Improving Access to After-Hours Primary Care Cuts ED Visits

Incentivizing physicians to improve access to after-hours care reduces some less-urgent visits to emergency department