We need to expand our advocacy for procedural sedation, observation medicine, care coordination, and other skills that meet our patients’ demands.
We have to make sure that we offset quality and cost-containment measures with medical malpractice solutions.
We need to be given control of the resources we need to become the coordinators of patient care and allocators of acute health care resources. We are the most capable physicians to manage and care for patients with complex medical conditions and acute psychiatric problems. We have to make sure these patients are not just left to board in the emergency department.