Emergency Medicine as Career for Doctors
In India, Previously Emergency Medicine services have been a part of the hospital services. Emergency Medicine has not recognized as a specialty and physician who work in Emergency Medicine department have yet to fully identify themselves as Emergency Physician. In fact, Emergency Medicine is usually staffed by interns or resident with very little specific training in emergency Medicine. Absence of Emergency Physician provides little stimulus for the development of EMS.
Apollo Hospital introduces a course for BAMS, BHMS, BUMS in Emergency Medicine. Course name is Advanced Certificate program in Emergency Medical Services. In this course, Apollo Hospital is providing clinical and academic exposure to doctors so that they can make their bright future in Emergency Medicine department. In India, lot of BAMS, BHMS & BUMS doctors have a good knowledge of allopathic industry but need some specialized training to work in Emergency department. Presently, Hospitals need a lot of Emergency Physician in their Hospitals.
The Diploma in Emergency Medicine is aimed particularly at doctors based in the community but who have a special interest, or extended role, in the provision of emergency medicine services. This course is also taught by Apollo staff but quality delivered by RCGP.
The majority believe their emergency departments will see more patients unable to access primary care and specialists post-reform than they did prior to reform. Most emergency department administrators also believe that lack of physician specialists available to cover the emergency department poses risks to emergency department patients – a “very significant risk” in some cases.
Under ideal circumstances, hospital emergency departments (EDs) would serve only those patients who are injured or seriously ill. Because circumstances are not ideal, however, EDs see a wide variety of patients, both emergent and the non-emergent, insured and uninsured. By law, hospital personnel must see all patients who present to the ED, regardless of health status or ability to pay. As a result, the ED has become a default option for patients without insurance and for those who may have insurance but may lack immediate or convenient access to care. Partly for this reason, the number of annual ED visits in the United States has grown in recent years, from 90.3 million in 1996 to 119 million in 2006.