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Urgent care centers fill a need in the U.S. healthcare system, providing access to care. But as the Health Policy Journal Club explains, this step in the right direction must be supported by appropria
In the setting of emergency care and a criminal investigation, time motivates both the healthcare team and law enforcement officers, which can result in conflicts of interest when it comes to access t
The Health Policy Journal Club reviews a study that shows an abrupt increase in prescribing opioids to patients when they turn 18 - with a sharper rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises many q
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) creates challenges on many levels - not the least of which is ensuring health equity. Do clinicians caring for socially disadvantaged patients receive a
After many in emergency medicine celebrated a recent decision to end the X-waiver requirement and clear the way for easier medication-assisted treatment in the emergency department, the waiver of the
The issue of climate change and public health is what the World Health Organization calls the greatest health challenge of the 21st century. Climate change is happening now, patients are being affecte
COVID-19 has brought challenges that those in emergency medicine have worked tirelessly to address. The challenge of the increased pediatric abuse cases and limitations on reporting is no different, a
A 2015 study showed that when patients with opioid use disorder were started on buprenorphine with a behavioral intervention in the ED, they were 80% more likely to remain in treatment at 30 days.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted EM residents from Chicago's Swedish Hospital to reach out to their community, visiting local businesses to help educate and protect citizens.
One of our nation's greatest health challenges is the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is expected to swell by more than 50% by 2035. Many of these diabetic patients will lack both primar