Opening the curtain

Harder, Ben
September 2001
U.S. News & World Report;9/10/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 9, p64
Focuses on the issue of allowing relatives to be with patients in the emergency department. How rules regarding this practice are changing; Assertion that having the family visit with patients in the emergency room may benefit both the patient and relatives; Need for hospital employees to keep families out of the way of doctors.


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