Who Needs to Be in the Hospital?
Wall Street Journal
Emergent Care; Hospital Services; Hospitals; Quality Improvement
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.
Pines, Jesse M., "Who Needs to Be in the Hospital?" (2009). Health Policy and Management Informal Communications. Paper 18.