Zachary Meisel

Zachary F. Meisel is a practicing emergency physician, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Medical Examiner
July 30 2010 3:46 PMThe Bounceback ProblemWhy patients can't stay out of hospitals.
Medical Examiner
March 9 2010 9:39 AMAre Most Emergency Room Visits Really Unnecessary?Cracking down on ER use won't save us as much money as you think.
Medical Examiner
June 3 2009 1:01 PMHealth Care ScareHow to avoid medical mistakes.
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Jan. 27 2009 6:58 AMSicko-nomicsHealth care reformers should look to the banking collapse as a cautionary tale.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 30 2008 6:26 AMVIP SyndromeWhy the rich and powerful might get substandard medical care.
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July 24 2008 6:54 AMWaiting DoomHow hospitals are killing E.R. patients.
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March 6 2008 11:00 AMIs There a Glucometer on Board? How About an Oxygen Tank?What doctors need to take care of sick airline passengers.
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Nov. 8 2005 7:06 AMDing-a-Ling-a-LingAmbulances can be dangerous places.
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May 11 2010 1:07 PMHigh-Speed CareHow fast should ambulances go?
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June 19 2009 7:05 AMTax Breaks Under the MicroscopeShould nonprofit hospitals be forced to stop behaving like greedy corporations?
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March 6 2009 7:56 AMSniffle While You WorkWhy doctors go to work sick.
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Dec. 12 2008 7:15 AMTrend SpottingEven Google can't cure the flu.
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Sept. 12 2008 7:06 AMThe Allure of the One-Stop ShopThe real reasons why people go to the E.R. when they shouldn't.
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May 21 2008 3:21 PMThe Pink-Bubble-Gum- Flavored DilemmaWhy doctors give out antibiotics you don't need.
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Sept. 19 2006 3:16 PMSpare the NeedleDoctors shouldn't have to draw blood on behalf of cops.
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March 22 2005 6:57 AMThe Attending SignWhy do patients need to be asked things five times?


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor

Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?


Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PM Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Oct. 20 2014 5:39 PM Whole Foods Desperately Wants Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM Women Are Still Losing Jobs for Getting Pregnant
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 5:03 PM Marcel the Shell Is Back and as Endearing as Ever
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.