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Ideal ED length of stay? (information & communications support)

Krin135 at aol.com Krin135 at aol.com
Sat Oct 13 20:03:01 BST 2007


 
In a message dated 13-Oct-07 11:48:53 Central Daylight Time,  KMATTOX at aol.com 
writes:

For an  emergency room to keep ANY patient who obviously requires admission,  
 
is not the best use of the resources in that location, whether it be a  
critical  trauma patient, a heart attack, or a pneumonia.    If it is obvious 
as  to 
where the patient should go (trauma goes to a  surgical service, either OR,  
floor, or ICU), then that patient can  get the FAST, etc, at that secondary  
location and aid in the  overcrowding of the EC.     

k


 
Which is absolutely fine for a major University Center...but not the  
situation for a smaller (sometimes much smaller) facility, where the EP is often  the 
only doc in house.
 
ck
Charles S. Krin, DO FAAFP



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