Show: Physician Focus

Episode: Physician Focus: Inside the ER

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Episode Description:

The hospital emergency department has become a mainstay of American medical care. An estimated one of every five Americans visit the ER each year, for a total of nearly 130 million visits annually. With only 4 percent of the nation’s physicians, emergency departments manage more than 10 percent of outpatient hospital visits, handling a wide range of medical challenges, often under difficult circumstances. What are the decisions emergency physicians and nurses face when patients present themselves? What should patients consider when thinking about visiting an emergency department for medical care? What is the role of the emergency department in today’s health care system? And what challenges do they face?

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File Name of SD Episode: PF-2013-10-InsideTheER.mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:29:59

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 13:47

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