Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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In dire straits


"[State] is in dire straits. I work at a 50-bed ED. We typically have 30+ patients boarding on average. This make it very difficult to see new patients and creates a backlog of typically 30-60 patients in the waiting room. This increases the number of patients left without being seen and potentially serious missed treatment opportunities."


Our county's Emergency Medical Services reduced our ability to go on diversion down to 200 hours max...

Children's hospitals throughout the country

My wife is a Pediatric Emergency Physician. She works at the [redacted] Children's Hospital in the ...

Timely transfer

I work in an ED in a very rural area of Texas.

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