emergency room http://michiganradio.org en Report: Preventable dental problems costing Michigan ERs http://michiganradio.org/post/report-preventable-dental-problems-costing-michigan-ers <p><a href="http://www.andersoneconomicgroup.com/Publications/Detail/tabid/125/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8068/The-Cost-of-DentalRelated-Emergency-Room-Visits-in-Michigan.aspx">A new report</a> says preventable dental treatment is taking a bite out of Michigan hospital emergency room budgets.</p><p></p><p>The Anderson Economic Group study says in 2011, about 7,000 people with cavities, abscesses, and other preventable dental problems showed up in Michigan ERs. &nbsp;About 1,000 needed to be hospitalized.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17294 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Preventable dental problems costing Michigan ERs According to a new report, Michigan is failing in access to emergency care http://michiganradio.org/post/according-new-report-michigan-failing-access-emergency-care <p>How are we doing as a state and as a nation, when it comes to our emergency rooms and access to emergency health care?</p><p>According to a<a href="http://www.emreportcard.org/uploadedFiles/EMReportCard2014.pdf"> report card</a> recently released by the American College of Emergency Physicians, not very well. Michigan received a grade of "D" in access to emergency care.</p><p>Why are we failing in access to this life-or-death care in Michigan?</p><p>Dr. Michael Nauss is a senior emergency room physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. And he's a board member of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians. He joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:53:38 +0000 Stateside Staff 16438 at http://michiganradio.org According to a new report, Michigan is failing in access to emergency care Emergency Room staffers might get protection from malpractice lawsuits in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/emergency-room-staffers-might-get-protection-malpractice-lawsuits-michigan <p>State lawmakers will discuss making it more difficult to sue emergency room doctors, nurses and technicians for malpractice on Thursday.</p><p>Livonia state representative<a href="http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/walsh/"> John Walsh</a> is the sponsor of<a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/House/htm/2013-HIB-4354.htm"> HB 4354</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says emergency room staffers should not have to worry about malpractice lawsuits while they provide potentially lifesaving treatment.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:01:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14953 at http://michiganradio.org Emergency Room staffers might get protection from malpractice lawsuits in Michigan New clinic hopes to save patients money and provide better health care http://michiganradio.org/post/new-clinic-hopes-save-patients-money-and-provide-better-health-care <p><a href="http://www.spectrumhealth.org/">Spectrum Health</a> is launching a new clinic in Grand Rapids to target people who visit its emergency rooms more than 10 times a year.</p><p>Doctor Corey Waller identified the problem while working in Spectrum Health&#39;s emergency rooms. The non-profit health system says there were 950 of these high-frequency visitors in 2008. That&rsquo;s an average of 21 times per person. Combined, their visits cost at least $40 million a year.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 01:35:17 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5145 at http://michiganradio.org New clinic hopes to save patients money and provide better health care