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By John Fredericks, MD, FACEP
Patient handoffs between the emergency physician and hospitalist involve some of the most crucial transactions in the...
By Kevin Kruse
It's amazing how important 21 simple questions have become.
The HCAHPS patient perspective survey has risen ever higher on the priority...
By Ellis Weeker, MD, FACEP, and Gary Li, MD, FACEP
In the previous installment of our four-part series, Dr. Li and Dr. Weeker discussed the trend toward...
Pamela McCord BSN, MBA
Altering a dysfunctional emergency department (ED) culture is possibly the toughest task a medical director might face. Changing...
By Bing Pao, MD, and Douglas Brosnan, MD, JD
"Incentives favoring procedures over all else may lead to worse outcomes for patients, and more costs to...
Re: Lawyers' Crusade Against MICRA Threatens California's Medical Safety Net
"Critical services, particularly those in economically marginal urban and rural areas, would be forced...
" If she'd been a victim of egregious negligence, they'd also be entitled to unlimited punitive damages...
The only difference between veterinary malpractice and human malpractice is the "pain and suffering...
Re: Accelerating Change: Can a Collaborative Approach Achieve Breakthroughs in ED Turnaround Times?
I can attest to how the turnaround time to discharge (TAT-D) collaborative has already started to accelerate...
Re: The Discharge Dilemma – Keeping Patients Well When They Only Understand a Third of What You Said
Keeping patients well after an ER visit is very important, as this article discusses. Follow-up by a...