mardi 15 septembre 2015

Solution for crowded emergency departments: laissez faire

"With the stand-alone ED's I was able to make the appointments on line, fill out the paperwork of a new patient, and be seen in less than 15 minutes after my arrival. Yes, I admit that 15 minutes probably isn't long enough of a wait to share in whatever upper respiratory illness is making the rounds like I would get sitting around in my old clinic's waiting room for 45 minutes to an hour. If I ever miss the experience, I can always go hang out in Wal-Mart."

"This development is no surprise to anyone who has spent Sunday night from 6pm to Monday morning at 9am in a hospital ER with an aunt with a broken hip and dementia, six hours on a Saturday afternoon waiting for someone to see a child's broken arm, or seven hours waiting for kidney stone diagnoses. The emergency medical system is broken. This is a symptom. Or a solution. We will see."

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