Does your ED accept transfers of INPATIENTS from other hospitals? If so, is the PEM attending a part of the decision to accept the patient or does the hospitalist accept them without PEM attending involvement?
Do you take inpatients from other hospitals when there are no floor or PICU beds available in your hospital? Does it depend on whether there are already admitted patients boarding in the ED and whether the ED volume is high?
If the hospitalist accepts them without PEM attending involvement, shouldn't either the transferring MD or the hospitalist inform the PED of the transfer?
Thanks for your input.
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