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Emergency Medicine Career Articles of Interest
ED Patients Facing Longer Wait Times
Analysis from six months of data provided by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems found most of the hospitals in Baltimore went on Yellow Alert during the study. Yellow Alert happens when emergency departments have too many patients and can no longer receive any urgent cases. Some of these hospitals are implementing new strategies to combat the long wait times, including the addition of staff during peak hours or by opening urgent care facilities adjacent to their hospitals.View the complete article here.
Emergency Medicine Physicians Face Higher Burnout Rates
Source: HealthLeaders Media
According to a recent survey of burnout among American doctors, more than 60 percent of ED physicians reported being burned out compared to the average rate of 45.8 percent. Many of these physicians consider their work to be intense with long hours and little control of their environment. As EDs continue to fill up and wait times extend, burnout continues to increase.Read the complete article here.