Prevalence of information gaps in the emergency department and the effect on patient outcomes
- Patients Do not Know the Level of Training of Their Doctors Because Doctors Do not Tell Them. Santen, Sally A.; Rotter, Tricia S.; Hemphill, Robin R. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;May2008, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p607
Although patients should know the level of training of the physician providing their care in teaching hospitals, many do not. The objective of this study is to determine whether the manner by which physicians introduce themselves to patients is associated with patientsâ€™ misperception of...
- Likelihood of acute coronary syndrome in emergency department chest pain patients varies with time of presentation. Ekelund, Ulf; Akbarzadeh, Mahin; Khoshnood, Ardavan; Björk, Jonas; Ohlsson, Mattias // BMC Research Notes;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p420
Background: There is a circadian and circaseptal (weekly) variation in the onset of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study was to elucidate whether the likelihood of ACS among emergency department (ED) chest pain patients varies with the time of presentation. Methods: All patients...
- The Human Heart. Jenneson, Sandra // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;May2012, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p200
The poem "The Human Heart," by Sandra Jenneson is presented. First Line: A bird's eye view of an emergency department; Last Line: To care from our soul.
- QUERY. Ursus // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/2/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 3, p324
Focuses on the characteristics of a physician who is always angry. Issues regarding patient load; Problems regarding the perceived exodus of physicians; Effect of a loss of emergency department staff on workload.
- board's eye view. Ambrose, Kate // Emergency Nurse;Feb2004, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p9
Describes the goals of emergency medical services in Great Britain. Four-hour waiting target for emergency patients; Expansion of the role of junior doctors; Preparations available for nurses in the role modifications.
- Dizziness: How Do Patients Describe Dizziness and How Do Emergency Physicians Use These Descriptions for Diagnosis? Caplan, Louis R. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2007, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p1313
The article addresses how well patients describe dizziness in the emergency department and how physicians use these descriptions to formulate diagnoses. It is reported that to separate dizziness, vertigo and light-headedness, emergency department physicians used several different techniques....
- Study: Average ED wait is up 36%. // AHA News;1/21/2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p2
The article discusses the results of a study published online by Health Affairs in 2008 regarding emergency department (ED) waiting times. The study analyzed 90,000 visits to the ED by adults from 1997-2004 and reports that in 2004, patients waited an average of 30 minutes to see a physician,...
- What Are the Biggest Liability Risks Involving ED Handoffs? // ED Legal Letter;Oct2009, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p113
The article focuses on the liability of physicians in patient hand-off at change of shift. Information on clinical cases with handoff-related issues is presented. The importance of verbal sign-out and emergency department (ED) chart in patient hand-off is emphasized. The views of health care...
- Registrar: A registrar survival guide … emergencies. Croton, Lizzie // GP: General Practitioner;5/11/2007, p44
The article offers suggestions for general practitioners on handling emergencies. It recommends that pain should be taken seriously and as a GP one must know how to handle emergency equipment. Calling an ambulance, knowing which hospitals to recommend and letting someone know where you are going...