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When should one go to an Urgent care vs Emergency room?

Traditionally, I knew that when one has a medical emergency that can't wait for a doctor's opinion, you go to the emergency room. Now, I see that there are Urgent Care centers around. So when would ...
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UK Accident and Emergency Roles

I need some help with a novel I'm writing. My character is a highly-experienced surgeon, working on a UK Accident and Emergency ward, who also trains those coming up through the ranks. In a USA ER, ...
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Necessity of break-the-glass for accessing patient electronic health records in emergency [closed]

I wanted to find out if the break-the-glass method is really needed where an emergency physician would use it to access a patient's electronic health record in the event of an emergency. Since an ...
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Overfull ERs across the globe

A study conducted by the German journal Ärzteblatt revealed that in German Emergency Rooms more than half of the patients do not think their condition requires urgent treatment and thus do not meet ...
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What happens in an emergency room in this situation?

A patient is taken to a hospital's emergency department (the closest one to them) with major trauma and urgently needs surgery for internal bleeding. However, there are no surgeons (for whatever ...
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What's the quickest and most effective way of removing food from the windpipe in an emergency room setting?

The Heimlich maneuver is well-known as a way of ejecting food and other obstructions from the windpipe, yet it is not always effective. If someone began choking on food in the best possible ...
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Is there any truth behind violent & risky (suicidal) behavior occurring with lunar cycles, i.e. full moons? Why (if actually true)?

Rumors have been perpetuated that emergency rooms and jail cells are full during full moons due to increase in risky and violent behaviors. Is this just an urban legend or is there any merit of truth ...
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Are cell phones still prohibited from the ER or other medical facilities? Why or why not?

A decade + ago, I've been told that cell phones disrupt the medical devices in medical facilities, especially in the ER; thus, cell phones have been prohibited from the ER or other designated areas ...
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