Prepare to wait if you go to the ER with back pain, dizziness or constipation

Is there a so-called complaint bias?

An Australian study polled ED docs as to what their least favorite chief complaints were. Constipation, dizziness, and back pain topped the list.

Surprisingly, or not, these issues were associated with longer patient wait times.

“Favorite” complaints, like fractures, dislocations, and palpitations, tended to be seen much sooner.

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