American Academy of Emergency Medicine


NY Times Request for Information: Corporate Influence in EM

To AAEM members,

Please see the below message sent to AAEM Past President Robert McNamara. This New York Times reporter is researching corporate influence in emergency medicine and is looking to interview physicians who would be able to speak on the pros and cons of such a relationship. AAEM has already spoken to her and provided background information. If so inclined, please contact Ms. Abelson directly.

The AAEM Executive Committee

Dear Dr. McNamara,

I’m taking a look at some of the issues being raised with large emergency-care groups like Emcare and the arrangements they have with physicians. I know the AAEM has been looking into these issues, and I was hoping to chat with you about any concerns you might have. Please let me know how best to reach you and when it might be a good time to talk.

Thanks very much for your time —

Reed Abelson
The New York Times
Work 212-556-1477
Cell 917-226-6757