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Emergency physicians treat everyone, regardless of social position, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual identity, or abilities. However, are we treating everyone equally?
There has never been a more critical time for the healthcare community to stand up for our trans and nonbinary patients. Using a person's chosen name and pronouns isn't difficult. It isn't radical. It
Healthcare providers may come into contact with victims of human trafficking and have a unique opportunity to connect them with much-needed support and services.
When doctors collaborate with social workers, patients and health systems alike reap the benefits, according to analysis by the Health Policy Journal Club.
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