EMTALA and "social admits"

Scalpel: “‘Social’ admits to the ‘no-doc’ admitting staff are usually about as welcome as a fart in an elevator. Particularly when they are unfunded midnight weekend language-barrier system-abusing complicated social admits of questionable medical necessity.

When patients like you get admitted, you tend to be challenging for the hospitalists to discharge too, so you end up receiving much more medical care than the emergency stabilization which is mandated by EMTALA. And that is both the beauty and the curse of that legislation.”


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