Explore the latest in emergency medicine from The JAMA Network, including prehospital care, resuscitation, trauma, respiratory failure, arrhythmias, and more.
This Viewpoint discusses the immediate and long-term consequences of Hurricane Harvey including impact on mental and physical health of the affected population.
This data analysis estimates the proportion of US emergency department visits made by adults with a cancer diagnosis and examines factors related to inpatient admission within this population.
In this Viewpoint, authors from the US CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control discuss infrastructure investments, legal changes, and clinical and public health strategies for reducing overdose deaths among opioid users.
This cohort study compares estimates of sepsis incidence, outcomes, and trends based on clinical data from US hospital electronic health record systems vs claims-based ICD-9 data.
This population-based study characterize rates of hematuria-related complications among patients taking antithrombotic medications.
This Special Communication discusses the benefits of eliminating creatine kinase–myocardial band testing in suspected acute coronary syndrome.
This study examines the electronic health records of healthy adolescents who presented with signs and symptoms of sepsis to 12 community hospital emergency departments in southwestern Pennsylvania.
This study describes the interval between receipt of a 911 call and the arrival of the first emergency medical service unit on the scene of a reported emergency in the United States.
This cohort study examines whether resuscitation care and outcomes vary by the racial composition of the neighborhoods where out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur.
This Viewpoint discusses a proposal to incentivize adopting transradial rather than transfemoral access for primary percutaneous coronary intervention to improve processes of care in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
A 55-year-old man presented to the emergency department following an unwitnessed assault, sustaining multiple facial contusions and lacerations. The oculoplastic service was consulted for possible damage to the nasolacrimal system. What would you do next?
This national database study examines the burden and timing of conjunctivitis among patients presenting to US emergency departments.
A man in his 50s with a history of smoking and chronic hypertension is admitted with sudden-onset upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, moderate epigastric tenderness with rebound and guarding but no history of previous surgery or trauma, and hemodynamic instability. What is your diagnosis?
This study evaluates whether private vehicle prehospital transport confers a survival advantage vs ground emergency medical services transport following penetrating injuries in urban trauma systems.
This Viewpoint discusses the differences between voluntary, involuntary, and nonvoluntary psychiatric treatment.
This cohort study examines the demographics and characteristics of patients seen at the emergency department or urgent care clinic for sunburn treatment at 2 major hospitals over a 15-year period.
This population-based study examines the trends in the incidence of herpes zoster based on utilization of the emergency department for patients categorized by age.