This Medical News article discusses how hospitals and communities are preparing for mass shootings and other acts of mass violence.
This cohort study compares patient outcomes, health care utilization, and costs for patients receiving primary care in integrated team-based care (TBC) vs traditional practice management (TPM) practices (usual care).
This cohort study uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data to compare mortality and health services use among patients hospitalized during an initial emergency department (ED) visit vs those discharged from the ED and hospitalized during a second unscheduled visit.
This Rational Clinical Examination examines the accuracy of initial history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and risk scores combined with the first cardiac-specific troponin for diagnosing acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.
A randomized trial involving opioid-dependent patients found that buprenorphine treatment with coordinated follow-up for ongoing treatment was more effective than referral with or without brief intervention.
This cross-sectional study of survey data from a sample of US emergency departments reports that visits involving both resident and attending physicians used more hospital resources than attending-only visits.
Reed and coauthors used data from an integrated delivery system to examine the association between a commercially available outpatient electronic health record (EHR) and emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and office visits for patients with diabetes.