News & Analysis
Once again the venerable AMA HOD (House of Delegates) convened in mid-June in Chicago for its Annual Meeting. Medical societies from every state and territory were represented, as was nearly every conceivable medical specialty. There were also medical students, residents and fellows, and young and old physicians. Emergency physicians were well represented by ACEP’s 4 delegates, 4 alternate delegates and by AAEM’s representative. There are also some 60 additional emergency physicians and Medical Students involved in the Emergency Medicine Section Council who also represent other entities in the AMA, such as state societies, residents and fellows, young physicians, and organized medical staffs.Once again there were a potpourri of resolutions to be considered, some of them noteworthy and broadly applicable but many of them narrowly focused on pet causes. The hottest topics dealt with healthcare reform and the proposed “public option” insurance plan, tort reform, and various CMS funding issues.
STAT! EMERGENCY MEDICINE BY THE NUMBERS
235 emergency physicians responded to EPM’s quality care survey
Here’s what you had to say...
Who Defines Quality Care?
Like it or not, no health care reform will be successful without physicians taking personal responsibility for over-testing
You may think that your hospital and departmental rulebooks don’t apply to you, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Cover Story//Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Options narrowing when “admitting for placement”
Colleagues swearing like sailors? Sure, the ED is a stressful place, but know when, and how, to curb the cursing.
Charting a viable future for the EM workforce will mean finally embracing “systems thinking” in the ED
We polled 478 EPs
on workforce issues.
Here’s what you had to say
Q. I’ve heard about a technique called “thin slicing” that’s used to increase efficiency. Does it work?
I have gotten several complaints from our hospitalist staff about one of my new physicians.
-Concerned about Dr. E.D. (Early Dispo)