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Contributors ER was exclusively involved in the planning and writing of this editorial.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Not required.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Author note ER is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, associate programme director for the Residency in Emergency Medicine, and director of Resident Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. She studies and has published on several health policy topics including hospital crowding and emergency department boarding. She previously served as the co-chair of the Crowding Interest Group for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and currently serves as co-chair of the Choosing Wisely Sub-committee, which focuses on limiting low-value care, of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians. ER is also a member of the New York Department of Health’s Emergency Department Advisory Group for Non-fatal Opioid Overdoses.