Future of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Care is reviewed by top expert in Emergency Medicine. How will emergency medical care at top US hospitals evolve in next decade? How patients benefit from better organization of emergency medical care? How changes in patient numbers and severity of problems drive evolution of Emergency Medicine in the US?
Future of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Care. Video interview with top expert in Emergency Medicine. Patients become more acutely ill and visit emergency departments more. Medical care should be delivered in setting that matches acuity of patient's illness. This will help to focus emergency room doctors on the severely ill patients. Medical second opinion helps to make sure preliminary diagnosis is correct. Medical second opinion also helps to choose the best treatment for your medical condition before it becomes an emergency. Seek medical second opinion on your medical problem to avoid visit to Emergency Room later. Emergency department in the future should serve only as a gateway to the hospital for severely ill patients. Patients with less acute illness and minor medical problems should use primary care doctors and urgent care clinics. The Future of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Care. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Where is Emergency Medicine field in the United States is going? What will happen in 10 years? What are the trends and challenges for Emergency Medicine? Dr. Sam Shen, MD. Director, Stanford University Emergency Medicine Department. Yes, emergency medicine will continue to grow because the population grows. The acuity of patients grows. Baby boomers generation becomes a much bigger proportion of the population. Medical technology advances and opportunities progress. We are going to see sicker patients. Those severely ill patients are going to use Emergency Medicine Department as their initial medical care access point. Ideally patients should receive their healthcare in proper settings. Lower acuity problem should be diagnosed and treated at a less costly clinic. Patients who are not acutely ill should use less resource-intensive environment than Emergency Medicine department. Urgent care clinic, walk-in clinic or the primary care doctor's office is best for less acutely ill patients and for preventive medical care. Such ambulatory patients are best seen in the primary care office. Then only truly more critically ill patients will be brought into Emergency Medicine Department. Emergency Department becomes a gateway for the sickest patients to enter the hospital. But hopefully there will also be enough other healthcare access points for patients to reach the medical care that patients need. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Dr. Shen, thank you very much for this very interesting conversation. People in Palo Alto and San Francisco Bay Area are in very good hands - in your hands - if anything happens to their health. Thank you very much! Dr. Sam Shen, MD. Thank you, I appreciate the opportunity. Future of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Care. Video interview with top expert in Emergency Medicine. How improve emergency medical services?