Title

Who Needs to Be in the Hospital?

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

7-31-2009

Journal

Wall Street Journal

Keywords

Emergent Care; Hospital Services; Hospitals; Quality Improvement

Abstract

A woman in her early 50s came to my emergency department because she had been short of breath on and off for two weeks, and had coughed up a bit of blood. A doctor at a local health center had prescribed an inhaler and antibiotics for bronchitis. When that didn't help, she came to the hospital.

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