A critical partnership

Kramer, David
March 2004
Patient Care;Mar2004, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p7
Academic Journal
Presents the views of an emergency physician on medicine and patient care. Relationship between primary care physician and the emergency physician; Significance of laboratory and imaging studies available to the emergency department in the management of patients; Use of technologies such as point of care limited ultrasound by emergency physicians in the U.S.


Related Articles

  • Life in the emergency lane. Thistlethwaite, Jill // Update;2/19/2004, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p139 

    During a short spell working in A&E, a department of a teaching hospital, the author realizes that although continuity of care is not expected in the department, treating patients as quickly as possible is not a comfortable way of working. There is immense pressure in casualty departments to...

  • Physician workload and the Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale: the Predictors of Workload in the Emergency Room (POWER) Study. Dreyer, Jonathan F.; McLeod, Shelley L.; Anderson, Chris K.; Carter, Michael W.; Zaric, Gregory S. // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Jul2009, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p321 

    Introduction: The Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) is a 5-level triage tool used to determine the priority by which patients should be treated in Canadian emergency departments (EDs). To determine emergency physician (EP) workload and staffing needs, many hospitals in...

  • ED uses telemedicine to ease crowding, wait times.  // Case Management Advisor;Sep2013, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p105 

    The article offers the insights of emergency providers the University of California San Diego Health System (UCSD) on determining if telemedicine could provide solution to crowding in the emergency department (ED). Vaishal Tolia says that they are seeing trend of increased visits to the ED at...

  • Was ED Patient Recently Hospitalized? Reduce Risks.  // ED Legal Letter;May2013, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p56 

    The article discusses a data analysis from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project state inpatient and emergency department (ED) databases, which found that 40 percent of hospital readmissions within 30 days come through the ED. Jesse M. Pines, associate professor in the Departments of...

  • You Say Admit, Consultant Says Discharge? Do This.  // ED Legal Letter;Aug2011, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p93 

    No abstract available.

  • Hospitalists trim patient costs, length of stay with a new job. Williams, Stephanie // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);12/13/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 24, p31 

    This article reports that hospitalists are credited for reducing the average length of hospital stays by more than 30 percent and reducing hospital costs by up to 20 percent, according to a survey by Society of Hospital Medicine, a hospitalist resource organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....

  • THE LONGEST WAIT.  // Time;11/1/2004, Vol. 164 Issue 18, p102 

    Discusses a national survey presented at a meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians regarding the average hours patients spend waiting in the emergency room. Consideration of the average hours spent waiting for seniors and patients with incomes less than $20,000 or health insurance.

  • Everybody (Well, Almost) Lies ... to Their Doctor. KLEBANOW, DIANA // USA Today Magazine;Mar2014, Vol. 142 Issue 2826, p66 

    The article discusses how emergency room physicians have to deal with identifying patients who come only to obtain drugs in contrast to those who need them legitimately. It notes misconceptions that emergency departments are the source of drug prescriptions although less than 5% of prescriptions...

  • Readmission rates and financial penalties after ear, nose and throat surgery: how can we improve? Danino, J. F.; Taylor, T.; Metcalfe, C. W.; Muzaffar, S. J.; Sinha, A. // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Nov2015, Vol. 76 Issue 11, p655 

    Introduction: Since April 2011, all patient readmissions within 30 days have resulted in a financial penalty to the hospital trust, and therefore the responsible department. These costs may be substantial and potentially preventable. Methods: A service evaluation of readmissions within 30 days...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics