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- ARE PATIENTS BEING TRANSFERRED TO LEVEL-I TRAUMA CENTERS FOR REASONS OTHER THAN MEDICAL NECESSITY? Koval, Kenneth J.; Tingey, Chad W.; Spratt, Kevin F. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 10, p2124
Background: In the United States, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act defines broad guidelines regarding interhospital transfer of patients who have sought care in the emergency department. However, patient transfers for nonmedical reasons are still considered a common practice....
- No ASL Interpreter: Deaf Patient's, Family Member's Rights Were Violated, Court Says. // Legal Eagle Eye Newsletter for the Nursing Profession;
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- Using Wireless Technologies to Improve Information Flow for Interhospital Transfers of Critical Care Patients. McGrow, Kathleen M.; Roys, Rebecca; Maloney, Robert C.; Yan Xiao // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p66
Presents a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) regarding the use of global positioning system (GPS) technology to provide flow of information during transport of critically ill patients between facilities. Mechanisms of information delivery; Concept of the...
- Transport of critically ill patients. Wallace, Peter; Ridley, Saxon // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/07/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7206, p368
Focuses on transport medicine in Great Britain. Data on patient transfers; Discussion on several important factors in transport medicine including transfer decisions, transfer vehicle, and accompanying staff.
- Plans would fund illegals' care. Larson, Laurie // AHA News;11/13/95, Vol. 31 Issue 46, p5
Reports on the US House of Representatives' approval of a funding proposal that would provide $3 billion to states that offer emergency medical care to illegal immigrants. Senate deliberations on the proposal as part of Medicaid reforms included in the House Budget Reconciliation Act; Linkage...
- The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act: The anomalous right to health care. Dame, Lauren A. // Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Winter98, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p3
Focuses on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which defends the provision of medical treatment to persons who are unable to pay or are otherwise considered `undesirable' patients in the United States. Examination of EMTALA from a consumer's or patient's perspective;...
- BILL PROTECTS ACCESS TO EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jun2001, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p22
Reports on the introduction of the Access to Emergency Medical Services Act of 2001 in the United States Congress. Requirements of the bill.
- Hospitals and EMTALA. // AHA News;11/12/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 45, p6
Editorial. Comments on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act's (EMTALA) requirements for treating emergency department patients in the United States. Penalties for violating the act; Issues related to EMTALA; Recommendations to the Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services...
- ED Lawsuit? 'Boarding' Could Become a Factor. // ED Legal Letter;Dec2010, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p138
No abstract available.