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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 

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.     


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.
Charles S. Krin, DO FAAFP

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