Electronic records with decision support help optimize emergency care

The timely administration of a clot-dissolving treatment for emergency department patients with acute ischemic stroke nearly doubled following the introduction of new technology that enabled electronic order entry and offered care-decision support for physicians, according to a study published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The study was conducted during the staged implementation of... Citește în continuare →

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Higher risk of death at the weekend

Patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death, compared with those admitted during the week, finds an analysis published in The BMJ. The analysis was carried out as a collaboration between University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trusts and University College London, and included... Citește în continuare →

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