Month: March 2012

Drug Poisoning Death Trends

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has released a data brief indicating that poisoning became the leading cause of death by injury in the United States in 2008. Available at, the report...

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Reducing Exacerbations in COPD

COPD has vaulted to the third-leading cause of death in the United States and continues to tax healthcare systems nationwide. The disease is complicated by frequent and recurrent acute exacerbations, which result in high...

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ED Crowding: The Impact on Child Asthma Care

Previous research has shown that ED crowding is widespread throughout the United States and poses a serious threat to the quality of care that is provided. In studies involving adult patients, increased crowding has been linked...

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