December 3rd, 2013
The December issue of Health Affairs, released today, examines the state of emergency care in the United States. As Founding Editor John Iglehart describes in the issue: “Emergency departments seem like orphans in the US health care system, with few strong allies among policy makers; as an afterthought in the Affordable Care Act…long popularized by television dramas but less recognized for the expanding array of activities in which its practitioners are engaged.”
This theme issue, titled “The Future of Emergency Medicine: Challenges & Opportunities,” explores and explodes these myths. It received support from the Hospital Corporation of America; the American Hospital Association; the American College of Surgeons; the Emergency Medicine Action Fund, a consortium sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians; the American College of Emergency Physicians; the Jewish Healthcare Foundation; the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine; and MEP.
Several articles in the issue will be discussed at a December 4 Health Affairs briefing in Washington, D.C.Read the rest of this entry »