Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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Budget issues


"We are a top nationally ranked hospital that, due to budget issues, has now prioritized transfers and surgery admissions over ED admissions. We typically board 120-200 hrs/day and LBTC* rates have climbed from 3-4% to 15-20%."

*[LBTC=Leave before treatment completed]

Zero beds available

We are one of the biggest departments and hospitals in the state, and we routinely have 20-40 patien...

No room to go

We are a 14 bed ED with seven "fast track" curtained rooms.

Yes, boarding is bad

We have a 44 bed ED and routinely are boarding 40 patients and trying to see all the usual ER patien...

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