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Emergency Department Closures Increase Patient Mortality

[Podcast] AAEM's Legal and Policy Issues in Emergency Medicine Podcast 

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In this Policy Prescriptions® edition of the AAEM Emergency Physician Advocates: Legal and Policy Issues in Emergency Medicine podcast, Cedric Dark, MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine, speaks with Dr. Thiago Halmer, a resident at Baylor College of Medicine. They discuss the association between ED closures and inpatient mortality for all hospitals in the area. Topics include: methods and parameters, findings, and suggestions for what we can do as advocates.

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Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP
About Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP is Founder and Executive Editor of Policy Prescriptions®. A summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College, Dr. Dark earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed his residency training at George Washington University. Currently, Dr. Dark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Health Policy Scholar in the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. He produces a health policy podcast for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Dark’s commentary and opinions on this website are his own and do not represent the views of Baylor College of Medicine or the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | More Posts