No System to Respond to Acuity, Volume Surges?

June 2012
ED Legal Letter;Jun2012, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p67
The article discusses the need to improve the system in hospital's emergency department (ED) and how medical providers respond to influx of patients. It describes the inadequate time of emergency physicians (EP) to review diagnostics results, discuss diagnosis and treatments with patients and recheck medications. The adverse effects on delays on providing care and treatment including health complications, disability and possible death of patients and a malpractice lawsuit are also discussed.


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