Vidya Eswaran, MD

EMRA + PolicyRx Health Policy Journal Club faculty editor, 2021
National Clinician Scholars Program, UCSF
EMRA Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Chair, 2017-18

Fellowship: UCSF
Residency:
 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine

Insurance companies are penalizing emergency department patients whose conditions ultimately don't turn out to be true emergencies - and evidence shows the algorithms using ICD codes to retrospectivel
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 COVID-19 pandemic significantly lowered ED patient volumes, resulting in decreased hours for emergency physicians and a difficult job market. Could the current fee-for-service reimbursement model
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.
There is a need for health policy initiatives to optimize the interfacility transfer system and access to primary care and specialists.
Medicaid expansion offered healthcare to more people. Did it also lead to longer wait times for those seeking care in the emergency department?
Is it time to stop stigmatizing the emergency department bounce-back? The PolicyRx and EMRA Health Policy Journal Club finds that when a patient returns to the ED within 30 days, the visit may be an i
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
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