This may have already been addressed at some point but I need to ask again:
Has the AAP Emergency Medicine Section or ACEP Pediatric Section written any
guidelines regarding ED Observation units for pediatric patients. We are
currently developing one at our hospital (because the county has decided to
decrease the number of inpatient beds) and don't want to reinvent the wheel.
If anyone out there has guidelines or a policy already written, I would
appreciate some input. Fax number is 818-364-3268.
Maureen McCollough MD
OliveView/UCLA Medical Center
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