IOM: No more ER diversion

Dr. RW comments on this asinine tactic. More beds in the hallways I guess:

But now the IOM is recommending these practices cease, except in disaster conditions. That’Â’s all well and good, but what’Â’s the hospital to do when there’s no room in the inn? Dr. Kellermann writes that the IOM decrees “Hospitals can achieve this goal by adopting operations-management techniques and related strategies to enhance efficiency and improve patient flow.”

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