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Posts tagged "delayed diagnosis"

Despite Rising Demand, Emergency Rooms Becoming More Scarce

Approximatelyemergency room-thumb-150x100-20941.jpg 20 percent of Americans visited an emergency room (ER) in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were a total of 130 million visits to ERs in 2011, a 33-million visit increase from 1995. Despite the rise in need, 11 percent of the nation's emergency departments were eliminated during that same period.

Pediatric Stroke Victims Often Harmed By Delayed Diagnosis

pediatrician-thumb-338x506-17283-thumb-144x215-17301-thumb-144x215-17302.jpgStrokes are a top-10 cause of death for children in the U.S., and approximately 3,000 children will suffer a stroke during 2013. The threat is substantial, but most children don't receive appropriate medical treatment in the critical minutes and hours after their stroke.