In our last episode, we discussed several factors that lead to emergency department crowding, as well as the consequences for patients and providers, as presented in a recent commentary in NEJM Catalyst. We continue the conversation with one of the authors of the article, Dr. Deb Diercks, focusing on potential solutions.
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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Deborah Diercks, Chair of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern, President of the SAEM Academy for Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine
Commentary in NEJM Catalyst by Gabor D. Kelen, MD, Richard Wolfe, MD, Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, Angela M. Mills, MD, Deborah Diercks, MD, et al. Sept 28, 2021.
By Kate Wells. NPR CapRadio News, Oct 26, 2021.