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Emergency Medicine Residents' Association
About Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

As emergency physicians, we care for all members of society, and as such have a unique vantage point on the state of health care. What we find frustrating in our EDs – such as inadequate social services, the dearth of primary care providers, and the lack of mental health services – are universal problems. As EM residents and fellows, we learn the management of myocardial infarctions and traumas, and how to intubate, but we are not taught how health policy affects all aspects of our experience in the ED. Furthermore, given our unique position in the health care system, we have an incredible opportunity to advocate for our patients, for society, and for physicians. Yet, with so many competing interests vying for our conference education time, advocacy is often not included in the curricula. This is the gap this initiative aims to fill. Each month, you will see a review of a new health policy article and how it is applicable to emergency physicians. Contact: Website | Twitter | More Posts

The Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid prescriptions in the United States have been rising significantly in recent years, leading to a rapid increase in non-medical use and a significant increase in opioid-related deaths. The opioid epidemic has become so severe that the Trump [...]

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

ER Visits Rise after Medicaid Expansion

Does having health insurance make people more likely to visit the emergency department? This question has important implications for ED capacity, quality of care, and future funding models. Chris Yarzab (Flickr/CC) When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [...]

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sharing is Caring

In 2009 Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which amongst other stimulus and savings measures, allocated roughly $26 billion toward investment into health information technology and incentive programs.  Health information [...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Emergency Docs: No Clue about Costs

Emergency department health care professionals (ED HCPs) have a unique role in providing care to patients with emergency medical conditions without regards for the ability to pay. Though this unfunded mandate to treat can be life-saving, the cost [...]

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

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