Senator Claire McCaskill is calling for a full review of the actions by health insurer Anthem to deny emergency room
coverage for Missourians care that is deemed non-emergenta potential violation of consumers rights and federal law.
In the paper, which was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the researchers looked at the possibility that increased access to clinics in drug stores, discount stores and other retail locations might cut patients' use of emergency rooms
for minor ailments, such as sore throats.
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SUPPORTERS OF Obamacare have long pitched the law as a way to address emergency room
crowding caused by lack of health coverage.
After the boy complained of headaches, nausea, and fever, Betty took Christopher to Washoe Medical Center's emergency room
on four different occasions.
About 33% of blacks and 17% of whites use emergency rooms
as their first stop, Burt said.
The plan also includes the construction of 1,750 new beds and the replacement of 662 long-term care beds to relieve the pressures on hospitals and emergency rooms
Stephen Jones, medical director of emergency services at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said emergency room
personnel have seen a 10 percent to 20 percent spike over the past three weeks in patients - most of them seeking treatment for what they suspect is the flu.
When my patients become ill from pesticide spraying, they usually do not head for an emergency room
, where they typically experience long waits in an environment containing germicidal residue, scented products, carbonless copy paper, hospital linens with heavy fabric softener, and other exposures.
2 percent occupancy rate, and emergency rooms
have closed to ambulances on a regular basis.
By evening, 35 more cases are identified in eight emergency rooms
and clinics around the city; 10 cases are reported in an adjoining state.
Fifteen minutes is nothing in the big scheme of things," Rao says, noting that many potential appendectomy patients wait for hours in emergency rooms
As the population ages, more cardiac conditions, which account for a large portion of emergency rooms
admissions, are expected.
A familiar name soon will be on an emergency room
near you as Texas Health Resources adds 31 freestanding emergency rooms
and one 50-bed hospital to its namesake.
That story, like similar news accounts the same month, was based on a survey of hospital emergency rooms
by the National Association of Counties (NACo), a group that has been pushing for more federal funding of its members' anti-drug efforts by warning that the U.