Queuing theory models offer a telling look at what makes the emergency department grind to a halt.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors and practicing physician guests. This week: Did Texas just kill telemedicine? Plus: What if emergency vehicles could turn every red light to green?
A look back on the trailblazers of emergency medicine radio.
Today’s healthcare environment has put emergency medicine against the ropes. The next generation of emergency physicians needs to be ready to get involved, fighting for our patients and our specialty.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: University comes up with decoder for the transition to ICD-10. Plus, are tech companies slowing down the open sharing of EMRs?
Sixty years ago, emergency medicine had not been invented, and no true emergency physicians were in practice. A heralded speech and its publication by Robert H. Kennedy, a concerned senior surgeon brought attention to problems in the emergency room, but at the same time created a label – “weakest link” – that would hang with emergency medicine for decades.
Is it time to start using the HEART pathway in the emergency department?
Despite this new tool, AAD remains a difficult diagnosis in the emergency department
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: West Virginia is paving the way for patients to sue doctors for their addictions. Plus, the NY Times asks: are you responsible for documenting next-of-kin?
North Carolina program has reduced the number of ED transports, but EMS reimbursement has yet to catch up to paradigm of on-scene treatment