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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.
While hotspotting seems like a promising concept, a study shows that a care-transition program may not be effective in medically complex and socially complex communities.
Despite the dedication of emergency departments to serve anyone, anywhere, anytime, evidence shows unacceptable disparities in the emergency care for patients who are Black, indigenous, and people of
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare our health care system's vulnerabilities and lack of preparedness. It is imperative that we examine more closely the steps we have taken thus far, and what we ha