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Standalone ERs don't ease hospital congestion

Vivian Ho

Standalone ERs don't ease hospital congestion.

Freestanding emergency departments in Texas’ largest cities have not alleviated emergency room congestion or improved patient wait times in nearby hospitals, but they can reduce wait times in smaller communities, conclude the authors of this study. American Journal of Emergency Medicine: https://bit.ly/2WXtRvp