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Many underlying issues stem from flaws in the healthcare system that we cannot individually fix, but optimizing communication and promoting health literacy is something that we can easily do.
Times are changing for EM health policy and reimbursement with the recent shift toward value-based care and away from fee-for-service models. EMRA helps you keep up with the developments that will aff
It is estimated that syncope workup and management costs the U.S. healthcare system an annual $2.4 billion. How can ED observation units impact those expenses?
In a year ravaged by a global pandemic and uncertainty, three EMRA physicians-in-training were selected for the unique opportunity to be 2020 EMRA/EDPMA Scholars.
The emergency department observation unit (EDOU) is a specialized unit designed for efficient, ongoing medical treatment, assessment, and reassessment of patients before the decision can be made to di
Prehospital imaging modalities have the potential to change the way we deliver prehospital care. However, the cost effectiveness of equipping EMS with portable imaging modalities has yet to be seen.
Every year in the United States, approximately 500,000 patients request to be discharged against medical advice. This can lead to poor outcomes for the patient, ethical turmoil for the physician, and
Emergency departments across the United States have been plagued with overcrowding. In 2006 the U.S. Institute of Medicine declared crowding a national epidemic. Despite well-documented detrimental ef
Telemedicine may have the potential to modulate health care utilization and costs on a grand scale. The application of telemedicine is being explored as an alternative way of delivering care without i
As providers on the front line in the emergency department, resident physicians need to pause and understand the process of petitioning patients for psychiatric placement, as this is essential to bett