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.
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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.
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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.
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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?



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

iOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PM Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.