TITLE

Lawsuits may arise from ED 'boarding' practice

PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
ED Legal Letter;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p136
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the liability risks of boarding admitted patients in the emergency department (ED). It is inferred that the risk of a poor outcome increases when patients board for long periods. According to the article, most lawsuits related to ED crowding due to boarding will involve delayed diagnoses in time-sensitive problems, such as myocardial infarction. Assistant Professor Jesse M. Pines thinks that juries will be less likely to be sympathetic to hospitals that commonly board admitted patients in the ED.
ACCESSION #
35583353

 

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