More on ER waits . . .

The story where the woman had to dial 911 from the ER to receive care seems to be getting a lot of play here. The ensuing forum is bringing out more “complaints” against this hospital – it seems that people do not understand that the reason why ERs are so overcrowded is beyond the physicians’ control. There are many reasons for this (too many uninsured, poor access to primary care, misuse of the ER etc.) – not one of which is the hospital’s fault.