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Jun 27, 2023

Chris and Jonathan speak to Ken Milne, the host of the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine and a physician who practices rural emergency medicine in Ontario.

What is it like treating patients away from major urban centres? It may actually be better in some ways! Also, the trio tackles the unfolding crisis in which Canadian emergency departments are temporarily closing due to a lack of proper resources. When doctors complain they lack beds, they don’t mean furniture.

(2:06) The Batdoc and the Flash

(2:50) What is rural emergency medicine?

(19:52) ER vs. Scrubs vs. M*A*S*H vs. House, MD

(24:45) The crisis in Canada’s emergency medicine departments

(48:48) The future of our healthcare system


* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.

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