Dr. Edwin Leap's latest was a great article. (“I Feel So Dirty and Used!” EMN 2009;31:14.) I completed my emergency medicine residency training in 1979 at the University of Cincinnati, and have practiced in Chicago for 12 years and in Zanesville for 16 years, and this was the best summary of what we go through that I have ever read.
This is the side of our job that hospital administrators, the media, and politicians don't seem to get. This is the stuff my wife has to hear from me. Kudos for a good job! I have recommended the article to all my colleagues!
William Graffeo, MD