Letter to the Editor
Support for EPs Who Stand Up
As a retired 74-year-old EP, I was so moved by the article written by Mark Mosley, MD, “No Metric Bonus is Worth Your Soul,” which in so many ways resonates with why I went into the field of medicine. (EMN. 2020;42:3; https://bit.ly/2wW9J4R.)
During my career in EM, many of my colleagues recommended that I read a book titled “The Rape of Emergency Medicine” by James Keaney, MD, published in 1992, which clearly outlined what many of us were experiencing as EPs—the “scrubs” being exploited by the “suits.”
That prompted me to join the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and I subsequently found another ED group in the area that was more democratic than the one where I worked previously.
Therefore, I wholeheartedly support Dr. Mosley and others for the courage to correctly stand up for their patients against the profit motives that are driven by corporations.
Y.T. Talati, MD
Holyoke, MACopyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.