Yale Joins More Than 100 Organizations in Countering the Opioid Epidemic
Yale School of Medicine is among more than 100 organizations across the U.S.—including community organizations, hospital and medical systems, academia, nonprofits, and health professional societies—to join the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in declaring their commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse and overdose.
VOICES Project to Curb Elder Abuse Is Kicked off at Yale Event with Senator Blumenthal
The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Yale School of Medicine kicked off the start of a new project to combat elder mistreatment (EM) with a community event at Monterey Place in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, Jan. 4.
Emergency physicians receive grant to advance treatment for opioid users
“Opioid use disorder, dependence on prescription opioids and heroin, is a major public health problem taking a devastating toll on Americans, their families, and their communities. Three million Americans have or have had opioid use disorder,” wrote Dr. Ted Melnick and Dr. Gail D’Onofrio in their proposal to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Racial Disparities Persist Despite Decline In Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths
Dr. Eve Colson, a professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and Dr. Robert Herzlinger, director of neonatology at the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Bridgeport campus comment on the rate of infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly has dropped in recent years, but data shows that racial disparities persist.Source: The Hartford Courant
Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis
NEW HAVEN >> The country’s two previous opioid epidemics led to changes in federal laws and policy, but had other unintended effects that likely are helping to fuel the current drug crisis, according to a Yale professor.Source: New Haven Register
Lessons learned from an overdose outbreak
Last summer, within eight hours, 12 patients were brought to the emergency department at Yale New Haven Hospital with signs of drug overdose. They had been exposed to toxic doses of fentanyl, a highly potent opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, sold as cocaine. By the end of the episode, three patients had died and four had been admitted to intensive care.
Yale faculty lead a four-city effort to study best practices for opioid addiction
Yale investigators Dr. Gail D’Onofrio and Dr. David Fiellin are leading a NIH-funded study to examine implementation of evidence-based practices for patients with opioid-use disorder coming in to emergency departments (ED). The study will assess practices in New York, Seattle, Cincinnati, and Baltimore.
Yale team helps improve emergency care for kids
Connecticut Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) runs a simulation program at hospitals around the state aimed at boosting the expertise of ED personnel for dealing with children to ensure that every ill or injured child in the state receives the best emergency care.Source: Yale Medicine
Yale study sheds light on ‘surprise’ ER billing
In an unprecedented study of 2.2 million emergency room visits across the United States, Yale researchers found that 22 percent of patients who went to emergency departments within their health-insurance networks were treated by an out-of-network doctor and potentially incurred major, unexpected expenses.
Rx opioid poisonings nearly double among toddlers, teens
Thousands of children are hospitalized annually for prescription opioid poisonings, and in recent years, hospitalization rates have nearly doubled among children of all ages, according to a new Yale study that shows toddlers and older teens are particularly at risk.
White House Hosts Panel on Effective Treatment for Overdose Survivors for More Than 600 Medical Providers and First Responders
Yale doctors Gail D'Onofrio and Elizabeth Samuels part of White House Panel on Effective Treatment for Overdose Survivors for More Than 600 Medical Providers and First RespondersSource: whitehouse.gov
Yale study: Medicaid expansion could decrease ER visits
Emergency room visits could decrease under the Affordable Care Act despite the findings of a 2013 study linking Medicaid expansion to an increase in trips to the ER in Oregon, according to a new paper by Yale University health economist Amanda Kowalski.