Overcrowding linked to violence and falls on psychiatric wards

Overcrowding is a common problem in Israeli inpatient psychiatric wards, and appears to contribute to higher rates of problem incidents—including falls and aggressive behavior, reports a study in the March issue of Medical ...


Grim limbo for storm's nursing home evacuees in NY

(AP)—Hundreds of elderly and disabled who were hurriedly evacuated from New York City's seaside nursing homes and assisted living residences after Superstorm Sandy are still in a grim limbo two months later, sleeping on ...


Time, cost of plans to improve patient flow in the ER vary

(HealthDay)—Adoption of patient flow improvement strategies designed to reduce emergency department overcrowding involve a variable amount of time and expenditure, with nurses playing a key role in planning and implementing ...


ER overcrowding hurts minorities in California

Hospitals in areas with large minority populations are more likely to be overcrowded and to divert ambulances, delaying timely emergency care, according to a multi-institutional study focused on California.