I believe age is a poor discriminator of appropriate ADULT patients for a PEM provider to see. We have, in the past, created criteria usually around minor care patients that we felt we could safely provide care for. If we found the patient was more complicated we would either consult or transfer care to our adult colleagues.
Beyond age 21, the potential differential diagnosis changes tremendously. In spite of this there are opportunities for us to help out our general EM partners.
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> On Apr 21, 2014, at 2:13 PM, Lisa A Drago <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Recently our adult colleagues have been requesting the PEM docs see young adults ( under 30) when their volume becomes unbearable. Any PEM docs seeing young adults in your practice and legally how are you handling this (separate hospital privileges?)
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