Flea chastises an ER doc for overtreatment

Flea must be quite the intimidator to make an ER doc cry.

I’m going to side with the ER doc on this. Over the phone, you can’t make an accurate assessment of the patient and thus, it’s tough to call the shots on what tests should and shouldn’t be ordered. If something happens to the patient, it’s the ER physician’s responsibility (and liability exposure), not the pediatrician on the phone.

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