Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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High costs


"We have consistently had boarders for two years now. We had some overflow areas to send patients to that were staffed with traveler nurses. We still often had 20 boarders. Those are shutting down due to the high costs associated with travelers. We have had up to 50 patients boarding at a time."


We are a stand-alone ED.

For days to weeks

We are a 72-bed ED in inner-city.

Awaiting inpatient psychiatric care

My 43 bed ED presently has 30 behavior health boarders, ranging in wait times from 12 hours to 873 h...

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