emergency medicine


Definition of emergency medicine

: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

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Charges from UCHealth, plus other charges from the independent physicians and anesthesia, pathology, emergency medicine and radiology departments brought Mr. Stockman’s total bill for his time in Colorado to more than $1 million. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "John Stockman’s Medical Bills Topped $1 Million. What Happened?," 27 Dec. 2018 The sport is dangerous for several major reasons, Melissa Leber, M.D., assistant professor of orthopedics and emergency medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital, tells SELF. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "All About Ice Swimming, the Extreme Sport Where Athletes Compete in Sub-Freezing Water," 23 Aug. 2018 Rose enlisted in the Air Force and plans to attend Eastern Michigan University for emergency medicine through a Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Born together, serving separately: Quadruplets each sign up for military service," 25 May 2018 O’Neal had gotten into emergency medicine in part to help underserved communities, according to the Chicago Tribune. Anna North, Vox, "At Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, domestic violence became multiple homicide. It’s part of a disturbing pattern.," 21 Nov. 2018 And, in most cases, the diagnosis falls to a non-specialist, typically a doctor working in emergency medicine. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "AIs trained to help with sepsis treatment, fracture diagnosis," 27 Oct. 2018 Ian Wedmore, the emergency medicine consultant to the surgeon general of the U.S. Army, and Myke Hawke, survival expert, author and founder of Specops, a survival training company made up of special operations veterans. 1. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation," 26 July 2018 One of the final prosecution witnesses who testified Wednesday was Dr. William Smock, an emergency medicine specialist who is the physician for the Louisville Police Department. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Prosecution expected to rest in murder trial over choking death of Houston man outside local restaurant," 20 June 2018 Sulvetta was evaluated by an emergency medicine doctor and sent for emergency surgery. Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News And Sarah Kliff, Washington Post, "A Baby Was Treated With A Nap And A Bottle Of Formula. The Bill Was $18,000.," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of emergency medicine

1966, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of emergency medicine

: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

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