Beckers: 16 Recent Studies on Emergency Department Visits

From Beckers:

7. A hospital medicine emergency department team can improve patient flow, decrease ED diversion and treat patients boarded in the ED more quickly than can EDs without an HMED team, according to a study in Journal of Hospital Medicine.

8. The average wait time to see a healthcare provider in emergency departments increased 25 percent from 2003 to 2009, jumping from 46.5 minutes to 58.1 minutes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

Physician Recruiting About to Get Tougher for Rural Hospitals

From HealthLeaders Media:

When it comes to recruiting physicians, it’s like this: Rural hospitals have to work harder, talk to more candidates, and expect more rejections.

Of course, this should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with recruiting clinicians to rural America. And the data backs it up. These concerns are detailed in the 2012 In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking report from the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters.

Iowa EMT pinned between fire truck, ambulance

From KCCI:

An emergency call for help from a woman having a stroke ended with a crash that pinned a Webster County EMT between a fire truck and an ambulance.

Jeff Burke was loading the patient into an ambulance on Oct. 2 in the town of Barnum.

He said there was little time to react when a fire truck parked behind the ambulance popped out of gear and started rolling toward him.