Rick Abbott is back with some insights and perspectives from #ACEP12 Days 2 and 3 - but the really big news is that he is taking Twitter by storm!
Rick Abbott, with LITFL press pass in hand, reports from day 1 of #ACEP12, this year's ACEP Scientific Meeting.
Rick Abbot says there are few people in the world who can make the claim: "I called in sick for what would certainly have been the single most challenging and consequential shift of my career." He, however, is now one of them.
Rick Abbott looks at the news in Tassie and at home in the States, which leads him to contemplate beanies for cops, the fires in Colorado, medical insurance and the joys of electronic health records.
Retrievals: we don't use the term in the US - moving a patient from one hospital to another, even in the rare instance that a Doctor is in attendance, is a transfer.
Rick Abbott turns back the clock to the 1970s and takes a stroll through the years as he reminisces about emergency past.
Working as a doc in the Annapurna region of Nepal - a place where waiting room overcrowding didn't exist. In fact, waiting rooms didn't exist...
Uninsured in the US and diagnosed in the ER with a potentially lethal condition that isn't deemed an 'emergency', the hospital is not obliged to treat you
Rick Abbott wonders why ERs across the world seem to have a few things in common: they're almost all overcrowded, understaffed and underfunded.... What can be done about it? It's just not cricket!
Rick Abbott has seriously gone walkabout this time... He's crossed the species barrier to see what emergency physicians can learn from our veterinary colleagues.
Rick Abbot, our 'American ER Doc Gone Walkabout', dives into the murky quagmire of medical costs in the United States and makes a comparison with what he experienced in Australia. At least he tries to...
Rick Abbot provides the 'American ER Doc Gone Walkabout' perspective on emergency medicine training in Australia and the United States. He also figures out the difference between a resident and a registrar...