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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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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The ER is Not a Good Substitute for Coverage
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As Liam Yore (Movin’ Meat) noted in a tweet recently, now that repeal of Obamacare is likely, and replacement with an alternative will probably leave many millions more without health insurance coverage; we are beginning to hear once again the … Continue reading

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The Previously Insured, Trumpcare, and Emergency Medicine
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Now that Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-GA, and Seema Verma, president, CEO and founder of health policy consultancy SVC, are lined up to become the official pick for Secretary of HHS and CMS administrator respectively under Trumpcare; it looks more … Continue reading

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