More than a quarter of emergency department
presentations (27%) were due to an injury or poisoning,' Ms Hargreaves said.
However, many of the cases that arrive at the emergency department
could easily be diverted to the ambulatory care unit or peripheral health centres," says Dr Annajjar.
With more than 100,000 emergency department
visits annually, Antelope Valley Hospital is the second-busiest emergency department
in Southern California and the tenth-busiest in the United States.
When I asked him about his emergency department
experience, he said that everyone was very nice but the "whole thing just took too darn long.
The study found significant variation in emergency department
use across 12 sites, varying from a high of almost 40 visits per 100 people in Cleveland to a low of about 21 visits per 100 people in Orange County, Calif.
Our review of the clinical features of these nine patients found that the mean highest body temperature at the time of treatment or during the patient's stay in the emergency department
Nearly three in five participants in each setting had health insurance, but those in the inner city were more likely than others to say that they used the emergency department
as their regular source of health care (58% vs.
She had experienced several episodes of severe rightsided epistaxis and had previously gone to the emergency department
of an outside hospital, where she had undergone nasal packing with Merocel sponges for a period of 3 days.
must maintain high levels of readiness 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by employing skilled teams of physicians, nurses, administrators and other highly trained staff, and by keeping up with the latest life-saving technology.
Those who have significant illness such as diabetes, heart trouble or lung disease and who get sick with the flu are encouraged to use the emergency department
if there is no other option.
Many patients with symptoms or signs of SARS were transferred to the emergency department
of NTUH for evaluation and management.