Patients don't want to know how long they're going to wait -- they want to not wait so long.
Here are a bunch of very informative pieces on why trying to blame excessive costs or busy-ness on low acuity patients in the ED is, at be...
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Disclaimer: this is not original MDA work; David produced all of this stuff and graciously agreed to let me reproduce it.
Case #1: 32F s/p cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis hypotensive and tachy on POD #2, given digalen for PVCs, medicine consult recommended IV calcium for “toxic irritation of the accelerator mechanism through sympathetic involvement." She got some calcium, seized and died.
Case #2: 55M with hypercalcemia (MM? hyperparathyroid?) presented with bilateral femur fractures. To OR for hemithyroidectomy where he got digalen, developed post-op tetany, got a 1g CaCl bolus, and died.