A pretty insightful and interesting reflection on emergency departments in the states from a US surgeon as he looks back on his junior training years. The article is written in the context of a recent essay by another US surgeon and assistant Professor of Surgery at the prestigious University of California medical school. This surgeon’s mother died suffering from a stroke after having to wait a full day in the ED just to get a bed before an irregular heart beat was corrected. For the junior med students and hopefuls, the two (stroke and irregular heartbeat) were likely related.
The full article is available here.