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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Mandating Coverage for Emergency Care
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The federal mandate that hospital emergency departments (EDs) and the physicians who staff these departments provide medical screening and emergency care to all people who present to the ED for care (the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) ensures … Continue reading

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Emergency Care: Guaranteed Coverage or Guaranteed Access
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In a recent interview on CNN’s New Day, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) responded to a comment from host Alisyn Camerota that ‘access and coverage were not the same thing’ during a discussion about replacing the ACA. He said: “Well, we’ve … 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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Bundled Payments and Emergency Care
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A recently published article in Academic Emergency Medicine by Nedza, et al, “Emergency Department Visits Following Joint Replacement Surgery in an Era of Mandatory Bundled Payments”, made it pretty clear that emergency departments and emergency physicians play a significant role … Continue reading

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