My Two Medical Columns Published Today

I wanted to share these. They are a little focused on the world of emergency medicine and especially relevant to those of us who work in that world. But the issues they discuss have impacts on everyone who interacts with the healthcare system.

 

The problems created by the EMTALA ‘anti-dumping’ law. In essence, it made every healthcare problem into an emergency department problem, and that’s just unmanageable now.

https://journals.lww.com/em-news/Fulltext/2022/08000/Life_in_Emergistan__Sometimes_EDs_are_the_Only.17.aspx

 

Patient transfers from one hospital to another are complex affairs, and sometimes create unanticipated problems.

https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/rural/99997

 

Edwin

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