Health

Telemedicine tied to faster ER care in rural areas

(HealthDay)—Telemedicine cuts emergency department door-to-provider time in rural hospitals, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in Telemedicine and e-Health.

Cardiology

Doctors find new way to predict recurrent stroke

New research from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) shows that using a CT (computerised tomography) scan, doctors can predict if patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke, ...

Health

Tele-ERs can help strengthen rural hospitals

A new study from the University of Iowa finds rural hospitals that use tele-medicine to back up their emergency room health care providers not only save money, but find it easier to recruit new physicians.

Health

Rural medicare beneficiaries receive less follow-up care

Medicare patients in rural areas have lower rates of follow-up care after leaving the hospital—which may place them at higher risk of emergency department (ED) visits and repeat hospitalizations, according to a study in ...

Health

Hospital closure hurts a town's ability to attract retirees

When a rural community loses its hospital, health care becomes harder to come by in an instant. But a hospital closure also shocks a small town's economy. It shuts down one of its largest employers. It scares off heavy industry ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obstetric care may differ at rural versus urban hospitals

Rates of unnecessary cesarean section and other potentially risky obstetric procedures show some significant differences between rural and urban hospitals in the United States, reports a study in the January issue of Medical ...

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