Is this expensive new therapy worth the cost? Maybe. With a half life of two weeks, once-weekly Dalbavancin might reduce admissions, but it introduces new concerns about antibiotic resistance and high costs.
In a risky show of brinksmanship, Washington physicians supported an effort to deem pysch boarding unconstitutional. The question remains as to whether they will get relief from EMTALA, and if the state will open up enough new psych beds
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the effect of charge awareness, whether Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was qualified for the challenge of Ebola, and the difference between syncope and near syncope.
Rwandan fellowship project gives insight into the value for reliable data and the need for experienced local partners
In Memoriam: Gail Anderson, a founding father of emergency medicine, passed away in September
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the potential for subspeciality emergency departments, the effect of malpractice immunity on defensive medicine, and the treatment of health care workers who have handled Ebola patients.
Today’s emergency medicine job market can be divided into four zones. Know your target regions, tailor your goals and set yourself up for success.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about how Ebola has infected the media circus, whether we should worry about decision fatigue, and a potential new use for propofol.
In the rush to measure and regulate every aspect of the ED experience, it is tempting to use benchmarking data to compare individual EDs. But variations in practice make these kinds of granular comparisons troublesome. Fortunately, the EDBA’s big data has your back.
Why the early use of TXA should be strongly considered for any patient requiring blood products for trauma-related hemorrhage