The numbers don’t lie. The emergency department (ED) is the front door
to the hospital for the sickest patients, and those that need inpatient
service. The 2012 survey results of the Emergency Department
Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA) – which compiled data from about 1,000 EDs
comprising over 38 million patients – indicate that over 68% of hospital
admissions are processed through the ED.
Never before have the cold, hard numbers behind emergency medicine been more accessible. Know how to access the data that will help your department anticipate new challenges.
Don’t let fear of litigation keep you from out-of-hospital emergencies. Embrace the heroic vision of EM that brought you to this specialty.
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2009 Flu Season // H1N1 Developments
Is “Cytokine Storm” in Play This Flu Season?
H1N1 – the virus formally known as Swine Flu – is back and making headlines. Take steps now to prep your ED for the surge
In My Opinion
Strategies for engaging the media intelligently when a public health crisis strikes
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Has the media "cried swine" prematurely? Perhaps. Regardless, this virus has given us the opportunity to test our pandemic preparedness procedures and ability to respond to crisis. Whether we will put our hard work to use now, this Fall or at some unrelated time in the future is yet to be seen.