Consider these arguments to defend docs, department

August 2008
ED Management;Aug2008, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p93
The article focuses on the possible defenses of emergency physicians in case a lawsuit has been filled against them when unfavorable circumstances has occurred to their patients. Robert Shesser, a professor George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, says that such events occurs because there are more demand than supply of physicians. It notes that plaintiff's attorneys may use such defense arguing that the emergency department lacks adequate care resources.


Related Articles

  • On-call specialist coverage low: survey. Romano, Michael // Modern Healthcare;5/8/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 19, p32 

    The article presents the results of a survey on the status of on-call coverage specialists in hospital emergency departments in the U.S., conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians. There are projected three out of four emergency department directors who complained of inadequate...

  • Study: Average ED wait is up 36%.  // AHA News;1/21/2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p2 

    The article discusses the results of a study published online by Health Affairs in 2008 regarding emergency department (ED) waiting times. The study analyzed 90,000 visits to the ED by adults from 1997-2004 and reports that in 2004, patients waited an average of 30 minutes to see a physician,...

  • The junkyard dogs find their teeth: addressing the crisis of admitted patients in Canadian emergency departments. Abu-Laban, Riyad B. // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Nov2006, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p388 

    The article comments on issues concerning the crisis of admitted patients in Canadian emergency departments (ED). Major problems involves hospital overcrowding, with excessive and unsafe use of the ED to house admitted patients. In an attempt to address these problems, emergency physicians...

  • Same emergency, just faster service. Snyder, Alison // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);9/7/2007, Vol. 54 Issue 41, p1A 

    The article reports on the crowding of emergency rooms in Long Island, New York. To address the problem, Doctors Marc Salzberg and Paolo Coppola have decided to start a practice that was entirely walk-in, in which it has no appointments or long waits, and open seven days a week. According to...

  • Specialists needed--stat. Colias, Mike // Crain's Chicago Business;11/6/2006, Vol. 29 Issue 45, p23 

    The article focuses on the shortage of neurosurgeons in the hospitals of Illinois. According to a study by the Institute of Medicine, an independent research group that advises the federal government, hospitals in Illinois are having more difficulty finding neurosurgeons and other specialists...

  • Study Reveals Shortage of Emergency Physicians in U.S. Emergency Departments.  // American Family Physician;3/15/2009, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p444 

    The article reports on a study published in the December 2008 issue of "Academic Emergency Medicine" which revealed the potential shortage of board-certified physicians in the emergency departments in the U.S. The researchers found that the number of emergency physicians would meet only 55% of...

  • CNE/CME QUESTIONS.  // ED Legal Letter;Aug2012, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p96 

    A quiz concerning health care of patients, especially in the emergency department (ED) is presented.

  • Emergency Department Overcrowding: The Impact of Resource Scarcity on Physician Job Satisfaction. Rondeau, Kent V.; Francescutti, Louis H. // Journal of Healthcare Management;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p327 

    Emergency departments in most developed countries have been experiencing significant overcrowding under a regime of severe resource constraints. Physicians in emergency departments increasingly find themselves toiling in workplaces that are characterized by diminished availability of, limited...

  • On-call burden depends on location, population. Nash, Karen // Urology Times;1/1/2005, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p19 

    Reports on the results of a study by the American College of Emergency Physicians showing that hospitals around the country are reporting difficulties obtaining specialist on-call coverage in their emergency rooms. Reasons why specialists prefer not to provide on-call service to hospitals;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics