Journal scan

Pressure on EDs set to rise with ageing population, study warns

Are emergency departments properly geared up to meeting the needs of an older patient...

Trial results make case for using acupuncture in pain relief

Acupuncture could be poised to make a comeback as a mainstream treatment in acute care.

Rise in alcohol tax could cut violence-related ED visits

About 6,000 ED visits a year in England and Wales could be prevented by increasing alcohol...

Lack of primary care raises emergency asthma admissions

UK researchers find strong link between poor access to care and higher numbers of admissions

Read articles on emergency care from other journals

Articles on emergency departments from other journals

Profiling frequent ED attendees

A profile of frequent users of emergency departments

Patients need to be better informed about emergency trials

Better communication and improved understanding would make research in EDs more acceptable