Business of Medicine


Surge Capacity

Along with the heightened concern for preparedness that began with the millennium, surge capacity has been a constant theme for more than a decade...


Everything Old Is New Again

The history of the NY Hospital "House of Relief" suggests that even when things are working well, nothing should be taken for granted.


Two Steps Forward

Dr. Flomenbaum reflects on the current state of disaster preparedness in emergency medicine and considers highlights from the expert opinions...


Patient Satisfaction

Why are scores seemingly always lower for the ED than for inpatient services? Some causes may be easily addressed—but most are not.


Springing Forward

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the Health Care Reform Act of...


The Winter of Our Discontent

There have been worse winters in our country’s history than the one just passed, but the lingering aftermath of the 2008-2009 economic recession...