“Blunt decisions are being made that could have dangerous consequences. But nobody wants patients to be harmed, even as there is urgency to control costs. So the EM Action Fund plays a vital role as it is facilitating the discussions, promoting good analysis, and seeding key research that will lead to a wise and safe system.”
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On the horizon for the EM Action Fund’s second year is a plan to use research to establish the value of emergency medicine in our current and future health care system, to act as a regulatory watchdog and fight any policies or practices that undermine the tenets of emergency medicine, and to continue to strengthen relationships with key regulators. The EM Action Fund may also participate in legal actions in states where the emergency medicine safety net is under attack.
“We have to protect against imprudent and indiscriminate actions that result when regulators have incomplete or inadequate information,” Dr. Adams said. “When it comes to emergency care, people’s lives really are at stake. This is why every EM organization that I know of is part of EMAF.”
The EM Action Fund was created to pool collective resources and together make an impact bigger than any one entity could make alone.
Find out more or contribute at www.emactionfund.org.