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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  • Okulus

    Now the IOM will become the deserving target of the AHA. Given the abstracted and unrealistic ideas that seem to come with great regularity from the IOM, perhaps it is time government funds were spent elsewhere.
    It seems wasteful to fund the production of so-called analysis that produces such wasteful and stupid results.