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Does limiting the number of open charts in an electronic medical record reduce medical error? Survey says... no.
A recent study investigated COVID-19's impact on hospital visits. Patient volume plummeted - disproportionately affecting populations that already struggle with systemic inequities in healthcare.
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
As physicians who frequently work with underserved patient populations receiving care from safety net hospitals, emergency physicians should be fierce defenders of the ACA and strong advocates for Med
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
Emergency physicians understand that hospital admissions are far from benign. Is it time to consider "home hospitals" that provide services traditionally reserved for inpatient care? A new randomized
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire country, but early data suggest its effects have been particularly devastating on Black and Latino communities.
Hernias with loss of domain are often a consequence of poor access to surgical care and require extensive planning and management. This case of scrotal hernia illustrates how health care disparities a
As we witness our health system's shortcomings through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us acknowledge the need for supportive community infrastructure for those who seek emergency care frequent
There is increasing recognition in the house of medicine that climate change is not just an issue for scientists and politicians, but for our patients.