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Patients Lack Information About Imaging Tests

Patients and their caregivers desire information about upcoming imaging tests, but many are not getting it, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. The researchers found that among patients undergoing an imaging test, only 78% said they had basic information about the procedure before the test itself, report researchers.

Patients Treatment Delays When Emergency Rooms Are Crowded

A study examines that patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded that they receive care in a hallway. Privacy and confidentiality are vital in emergency care, particularly for patients who may be reluctant to undress or divulge sensitive personal information in front of companions in an exam room. The study has published in the journal Emergency Medicine.