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The effects of COVID-19 on the health care system continue to evolve. While patients stayed away during lockdown, they are now flooding emergency departments with more acute illnesses due to lack of p
COVID-19 vaccine campaigns saved lives and reduced the number and severity of COVID cases in the United States. What did this mean to the business of health care? Significant cost savings.
Studies are showing that Medicaid expansion - and its resulting increased access to primary care - could help alleviate emergency department crowding and ensure the department is able to focus on pati
A new study shows how firearm restrictions reduce the deaths of pregnant women and new mothers. The Health Policy Journal Club highlights what that can mean for emergency medicine.
The crisis in Ukraine has created a pivotal time for emergency physicians to provide the right type of aid and, eventually, help bolster EM education and practice within Ukrainian health care.
Social EMpathy is a working group of medical students, residents, and faculty interested in social emergency medicine working together to organize initiatives in social EM topics. As part of Social E
Climate health and public health are linked in ways that become more obvious every year. In this context, we will summarize the marine toxins that are sending more patients to the emergency department
Nonprofit hospitals netted $24.6 billion in tax exemptions in 2011; by 2017, these hospitals had accumulated higher net income than for-profit institutions. Their charity care, however, has not kept p
With patients and physicians becoming more familiar and dependent on the option of telehealth, it seems likely it will be here to stay in some form, even after the pandemic.
The process of filing a child abuse report in the emergency department can be daunting. With this article, we hope to provide a simple framework for the evaluation of suspected abuse and the role of s