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- 11/22/16--02:00: Clinics Help Keep People With Serious Mental Illness Out Of ER
- 12/06/16--02:00: Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits
- 12/16/16--02:00: After-Hours ER Care May Come With A Doctor’s Surcharge
- 02/21/17--02:00: ER Visits Linked To Falls Spike Among California Seniors
- 02/28/17--02:00: For Some Hospice Patients, A 911 Call Saves A Trip To The ER
- 04/21/17--02:00: What Doesn’t Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids
- 05/26/17--04:56: Influx Of Elderly Patients Forces ER To Practice Comfort Care
- 08/03/17--10:39: EMS Delays In Rural Areas Leave First-Aid Gap For Bystanders To Fill
- 08/09/17--14:00: Hospitals Slashed Use Of Two Heart Drugs After Huge Price Hikes
- 08/28/17--02:00: Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How To Protect A Vulnerable Population
- 09/06/17--02:00: Hurricane’s Health Toll: A Texas Doctor Taps Lessons From Katrina
- 10/04/17--06:43: Las Vegas Faced a Massacre. Did It Have Enough Trauma Centers?
- 10/13/17--09:40: Fires Prey On Frail Residents Living On Their Own
- 10/16/17--02:00: Tending To Patients As Her New Home Burns
Providing regular care at a Texas clinic prevents patients from cycling back to the hospital in a psychiatric crisis.
2016-11-03 TCC for KHNkhnlizszaboElizabeth Cosgrove, right, helped 73-year-old Yolanda Solar make a reminder to take her medication that Solar put on her dresser. Cosgrove is a community outreach worker at a transitional care clinic run by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (Bahram Mark Sobhani for KHN)Psychologist Dawn Velligan talks to a client at the transitional care clinic, which aims to prevent people with mental illness from becoming so sick that they need to return to the hospital. (Bahram Mark Sobhani for KHN)
Each year, millions of Americans leave jail and prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing their health. Some clinics are trying to provide ex-inmates with better, cheaper care.
baskerville-1khnlydiaDrs. Lisa Puglisi and Emily Wang talk with a community health worker about the patients they're about to see at a clinic for ex-offenders in New Haven, Conn. (Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR)While incarcerated, Mark Baskerville says he suffered five diabetic comas. He says he's now doing a better job of managing his health.
Patients sometimes find an additional charge, generally between $30 and $200, tacked onto their bill for visiting a hospital emergency room between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
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A study shows some emergency physicians wrote far more opioid prescriptions and Medicare patients who saw those doctors were more likely to still be taking the addictive painkillers months later.
State data show a rise of nearly 40 percent in fall-related visits from 2010 to 2015, a period in which the elderly population grew about 21 percent.
Hospice groups are teaming up with specially trained paramedics to deal with common problems that worried patients or families incorrectly think need hospital care.
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In a region where bears outnumber people, a small medical facility sets a modern example for rural hospitals on life support.
Doctors are beginning to pay attention to injuries, such as brain damage or kidney failure, that can afflict people who survive an overdose.
Hospitals and oncology practices are setting up urgent care services aimed specifically at cancer patients to help keep them out of the hospital.
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Despite a culture clash and lack of time and training, ER doctors see how palliative care averts suffering for elderly patients with serious illnesses.
Response times for emergency medical service units are about twice as long in rural areas as in urban areas, researchers say, underscoring the need for trained lay people to provide first aid until professional help arrives.
Hospital use of two popular heart medicines, nitroprusside and isoproterenol, dramatically dropped after the prices for both soared.
An emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital trains staff to recognize signs of elder abuse and help victims.
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After weathering the catastrophe in New Orleans 12 years ago, Dr. Ruth Berggren moved to Texas, where she again finds herself in the center of a hurricane crisis. In a Q&A, she draws parallels between the harrowing events and pinpoints risks in Harvey’s aftermath.
Hospitals view adding trauma care as a potential profit tool, but experts say having more centers does not necessarily improve the system’s ability to respond to a mass casualty event.
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En la ciudad hay un solo centro de trauma, especializado en tratar a pacientes con lesiones severas producto de disparos, caídas o accidentes automovilísticos. Qué pasa a nivel nacional
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The ferocious fires in Northern California underscore the vulnerability of seniors and disabled people whose mobility is limited. Experts recommend basic precautions.
ICU nurse Julayne Smithson had only a few minutes to grab some things from her recently purchased home a block from the Santa Rosa hospital. Then she rushed back to help evacuate patients and has scarcely stopped working since.
They say it will help reduce unnecessary ER visits and ensure better follow-up care. It’s also good P.R., and helps them meet their obligations to provide benefits to the community in exchange for significant tax breaks.