The thinnest of margins: An ER physician ponders, “What if?”
It had been crazy busy all night in the emergency department and I had been running from room to room patching holes and trying to get patients seen.
I felt behind all night. Finally, I had a moment to collect my thoughts and turned my attention to a patient who had been waiting for quite a while.
This patient had multiple large and deep lacerations to his forearm, self-inflicted wounds caused during …