Emergency Medicine Up Against the Ropes
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The specialty of emergency medicine has often found itself under attack, particularly by insurance plans and consumer advocates.  The former is understandable, the later never made much sense to me, given that emergency physicians provide more un-reimbursed care to the … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Mitigate Physician Burnout
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The following is a guest post by Steve Sanders. Those who work in service professions in the medical disciplines are susceptible to a psychological condition known as burnout. It’s of particular concern in healthcare because of the potential effect on … Continue reading

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Fickle Finger of the Year Award for 2016 – the American Electorate
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The Fickle Finger of the Year Award for 2016 goes to the American electorate. Now you may think this post is a rant about the election of Donald Trump as President-elect. Not so. I accept that Mr. Trump will soon … 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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