Fighting the norms of emergency drug shortages
from MD Magazine
A survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians last year reported that 93% of 247 gauged emergency doctors did not believe their emergency departments were fully prepared for capacity surge of patients in the event of a major disaster or casualty indecent. Another 70% agreed with the statement that drug shortages had "increased a lot" in the past year, and about 90% reported they've been taken away from patient care to seek out alternative medications and care due to shortages. The crux of ED drug shortage issue falls on critical but regulated therapies such as anesthesia, as well as generic therapy options. New resolutions are necessary, and policy should be shaped by evidenced, collaborated discussion.
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