TITLE

Will Longer Wait Times Mean More ED Lawsuits?

PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
ED Legal Letter;Apr2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discuss the liabilities involved during emergency department (ED) triage processes. According to the author, long wait times before a patient is attended can be risky and might become grounds for a malpractice lawsuit. It is stated that waiting room deaths have made patients aware of the reality that longer wait times can cause death or worsening of the patient's condition.
ACCESSION #
49243267

 

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