Overtesting: Where Do We Go From Here?
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I heard recently about a case of over-testing that seems so typical nowadays that it makes me wonder not just how we got here, but how we go back.   A 9-year-old child comes to the ED with abdominal pain and … Continue reading

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Some Variation in Clinical Practice is OK
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I would argue that some variation in the way physicians practice, in the emergency department or in any group practice, is ok, and even inevitable. I a recent excellent article by Richard Bukata, MD in Emergency Physician’s Monthly, Rick points … Continue reading

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Role of Emergency Physicians in a Violent World
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The recent news about Aleppo, the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, the truck attack on Christmas shoppers in Germany, and the daily barrage of shooting victims in the United States, is weighing on my frame of mind, and probably … Continue reading

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Race Relations and the Practice of Medicine
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Recent events have brought considerable and justifiable attention to the issue of race relations and law enforcement in our Nation, and this led me to think about this issue of race relations and the practice of medicine. This question is … Continue reading

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