Retrospective study suggests emergency department physicians are improving both outcomes and efficiency of care

In a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by Laura Burke, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, found that among Medicare beneficiaries receiving ED care in the United States, mortality within 30 days of an ED visit has declined in recent years, particularly for the highest-severity patients.

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University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital receives $3 million to establish Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence

Announcement of $3 million to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to establish a Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

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AI System Accurately Detects Key Findings in Chest X-Rays of Pneumonia Patients Within 10 Seconds: Study Finds Promise of Faster Treatment

From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having pneumonia.

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Cars can quickly turn into an oven, even on cool days

You don’t think it could happen to you, but the stories in the news show it can. Nearly 40 children die every year from being left in a parked car, and a majority of them are parents just forgetting their child was in the car.

Dr. Brian Johnston, chief of pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center, says temperatures can rise quickly in minutes if a car is sitting in the sun, even if it’s only 70 or 80 degrees outside. A simple way to remind yourself to look in the backseat before getting out is to leave your cell phone there.

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