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Study: Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Pushing More People To the ER

A new study finds that home blood pressure monitoring is leading more and more people to emergency rooms when true emergency symptoms aren't present. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study analyzed more than 200,000...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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A half billion dollars — at least — gets spent each year on blood tests to see which hospital patients have a genetic quirk that makes their blood more likely to form dangerous clots. And most of that spending...

source: Medical Xpress

Many of you have probably seen the multi-million dollar ad campaign Cigna Insurance is airing using “TV doctors.” ACEP has produced a parody version of that ad starring ACEP members to drive home the message...


Brandon Littlejohn was shot just after 11 P.M. on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The day had started out cold and rainy, but by evening the temperature hinted at the summer to come. Littlejohn was playing basketball on a court at a corner of Harlem Square Park, in West Baltimore,...

source: The New Yorker

Linda thought she was having a heart attack. She even did a Google search and saw that a lot of her symptoms matched — chest pain, difficulty breathing and fatigue. But I wasn’t convinced. Linda was a 61-year-old woman...

source: The Columbus Dispatch

Emergency physician, Helen Ouyang, M.D. writes: I’ve gotten rather good lately at restricting how many painkiller prescriptions I give out in the emergency room where I work. New York State now requires that all prescriptions be filled...

source: The New York Times

The EM Payment Reform Summit will bring together Emergency Medicine leaders from across the U.S. who are preparing to address the new world of healthcare delivery and payment reform. This summit will focus on future practice model innovation...



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