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In the United States, 50% of health care costs are accumulated by only 5% of the population. To curb spending, programs have been developed to improve outcomes in patients with high health care use. B
Does triage create a bias that might contribute to mis-diagnosis? The Health Policy Journal Club evaluates a recent study of the Emergency Severity Index.
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In the ED, simple cost-effective interventions leading to small-scale success toward sustainability are excellent starting points to establish environmental accountability beginning at the department
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Poor health literacy is one of the most common social determinants of health that we encounter daily in the ED. Limited health literacy results in higher rates of morbidity and mortality and increases
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EDs are critical entry points for establishing medical care in the United States for marginalized and immigrant populations. It is imperative to actively address issues specific to these individuals,
Social determinants of health are an important and well-documented driver of health care utilization and outcomes - so important, in fact, that there's a class of ICD codes specifically for it. Are yo
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Understanding basic terminology, health disparities, and ED-specific concerns relevant to LGBTQIA+ patients is a timely and urgent task for emergency physicians. Studies have shown that provider incom
The pediatric emergency department is a unique setting in which educational interventions can reach a wide variety of people. The Health Policy Journal Club examines a study conducted to gauge the eff
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People experiencing homelessness commonly present to the emergency department for health care needs, and the ED plays a crucial role, as it serves as the first — and often the only — resource for acce
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The ED is an important source of health care for immigrants and refugees/asylum seekers.1,2 Since the passing of EMTALA, the ED has functioned as the health care safety net for immigrants, especially