Why You Don’t Want to Get Sick on a Saturday
Emergent Care; Hospitals
You've crashed your car on rural road at 2 a.m. on a rainy Saturday. Seriously injured and in pain, you are hauled into a noisy ambulance, then, because you're so far from the nearest trauma center, into a waiting helicopter. You finally make it through the hospital doors just before 3 a.m. and are greeted by a team of able doctors and nurses wearing blue paper gowns and masks who descend on you like a swarm of bees. As you drift into a deep chemically induced sleep, you feel thankful that a well-organized, coordinated system was in place to save you in the middle of the night. And on a weekend, no less.
Meisel, Zachary F. and Pines, Jesse M., "Why You Don’t Want to Get Sick on a Saturday" (2011). Health Policy and Management Informal Communications. Paper 19.