The US Dept. of Veterans Affairs employs over 14,000 physicians. While there are no specific data on how many of these doctors are emergency physicians, there seems to be a critical shortage.
Transitioning to the VA meant a new patient population and new bureaucracy... yet the end result was unexpectedly satisfying
Robust evidence lacking to show clear-cut benefits of using tamsulosin
This week: Will a new "Death Test" check-list be required when taking care of elderly patients? Plus, how to crowdfund your next hospital bill.
How emergency medicine will change when incentives are turned upside down
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: can Twitter predict heart disease? Plus, how many degrees of seperation are needed between doctors and their patients for effective medical care?
You find yourself working the overnight shift on sub-zero night in February. You stop outside of a room to listen to the ambulance report about a homeless patient who has been brought in for foot pain. He is intoxicated and was found asleep in a snow bank.
In this EPMonthly online exclusive, we sit down with Dr. Greg Henry and Dr. Setu Mazumdar to discuss the most important strategy for financial success: Thinking ahead.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: saline shortages, telling patients that they're dying, apps that propose hospital reservations, and the arrival of robots in the hospital.
Haywood Hall pursues his passion for global health (in Mexico) while treating US patients on his phone (for US dollars)