Waiting Room Medicine

Has It Really Come to This?

Published in: Annals of Emergency Medicine, v. 56, no. 5, Editorial, Nov. 2010, p. 468-471

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2009

by Arthur L. Kellermann

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Emergency department physicians are devising an ever-expanding list of workarounds to deal with ED overcrowding, but the author argues that their success in doing so perhaps enables abuse of patients rather than their protection.

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