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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Hospital Staffing Contract Turnover
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You may have read about the breakup of Summa Health Systems and Summa Emergency Associates, a group of 55 emergency physicians and 20 PAs who had staffed the five emergency departments at Summa in Ohio for 40 years. The story … 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 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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Impact of Trump’s Election on Emergency Care
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I read an excellent article in Modern Healthcare by Harris Meyer on the likely outcome of the Trump Administration’s effort to transform the healthcare industry, and thought it would be a good place from which to try to predict the … Continue reading

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