Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Be it a nursing home or a pulmonologist who is 'too busy' the ER in most hospitals has become a lot like a dump.
After years of this it is, frankly, quite difficult to get 'up' for work. The United States is short, by conservative estimates, 50,000 boarded EM physicians. It is getting worse every day as more and more of us succumb to the hopelessness and leave.
In the picture above, if you look really hard, you can see a patient with a true medical emergency... buried right under the 'emergency work note' and the 'emergency narcotic refill' and the 'emergency my doctor is too busy to see me today and I was too sick to see my doctor yesterday' patients. They could pay me five times what I make now and I would still walk away.
I await the derisive comments and then will fade quietly. I'm done. Very soon.
Posted by 911DOC at Wednesday, September 30, 2009