Strongly agree with James on this: full is full! How can you reasonably care for a sick patient when you can't actually provide a space for them? Even then, overcrowding becomes dangerous and we do it during disasters and times of crisis because we have NO other option.
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On Feb 23, 2013, at 2:52 PM, james reingold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> If you have no capacity (beds) to care for the patient you are under no obligation to accept and probably shouldn't unless there are major extenuating circumstances
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> On Feb 23, 2013, at 12:34 PM, "Julia Whitefield" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues:
>> In your hospitals, how has your administration or you as these administrators of your departments/divisions handled accepting transfers when your hospitals are full? And here I mean NO beds on the regular pediatric floors (incl. subspecialty floors), NO room in observation units, NO rooms in PICU and NO rooms in your EDs where you end up putting patients into the hallway, which is now full also.
>> Do you accept them all anyway or if you have declined transfer? And if you have declined transfer, how has your administration handled this for the future?
>> I would so welcome your feedback and would appreciate your answers directly to my e-mail address.
>> Thank you -
>> Julia Whitefield MD, Ph.D.
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