February 2002 AAOS Report

California symposium will cover emergency department issues

The California Orthopaedic Association (COA) will sponsor a symposium on emergency department on-call issues on Friday, April 5, 2002 in Palm Springs, Calif. Panel members will present legal perspectives, medical staff issues, recent reimbursement victories, and their experience with hospital and community relations concerning emergency department call. Richard J. Barry, MD, who conducted the COA survey on emergency room call, will moderate. Dr. Barry is seeking input from AAOS members regarding the management of on-call service. Contact Dr. Barry by e-mail, at up2ski@pacbell.net or by phone, (530) 757-3700.

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