Our hospital suggested this and we flatly said NO. It is not in the interest of anyone patient included. IF a new patient shows up to the ED who needs PICU and they are full we may hold them if we think we will get a bed in reasonable amount of time (4-6 hours). If not, we transfer them out to another institution.
George Koburov MD
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Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO USA
This is a reply to the discussion started by William M. McDonnell MD, JD:
Because our PICU is increasingly at capacity and "closed" to additional patients, our hospital has begun...
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