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Podcast of ExBEM

Welcome to the Podcast of ExBem, the podcast of experience based emergency medicine, where dogma is challenged and new ideas born from clinical experience are explored.  If you agree with these ideas, great. If you disagree, all the better...  explain why in the comments section.  The podcast is also available on iTunes and subscriptions are free.

Dec 2, 2022

Hospital administration continually reminds me that emergency medicine is a business.  If so, this begs the question - what are we selling?  On this episode I describe why my recent experience suggests that what we are selling is not really what our patients are looking to buy.  

Nov 1, 2022

Enormous pressure is being applied to turn emergency departments and the specialists who run them into something the were not meant to be.   This shift in focus threatens both our medical system and our patients.   On this episode I describe these changes and their origins.

Oct 7, 2022

On this episode I present an epitaph for the Coronavirus pandemic. I describe how and why it ended and discuss how we were convinced to  make sacrifices and fight in a war that never existed.

Sep 1, 2022

After two episodes spent defining the problem, on this offering I outline a prescription to treat our sick society.  We have the tools, do we have the will to try something new? 

Aug 2, 2022

If recent events reflect an American society that has become sick, what is the illness affecting us and how did it arise?  On this episode I argue that our attempts to engineer a " Great Society" have collided with human nature and the results have not been those expected.