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E.R. Process for Cars. Or the Other Way Around?

In Emergency Medicine, Hospital Management on August 6, 2009 at 18:09

Renault Minute
It is not clear to me why we systematically expect the people with the lesser emergencies to spend much more time in the E.R. than people who are severely sick or injured. It is both illogical an irrational. And it’s bad commerce too. As in the car dealership, in stead of being triaged and told I’ll have to wait long (until all the really very sick people have been treated), I’d rather be rapidly assessed and assured I can carry on driving the car a day or two without causing additional damage. Then they give me an appointment to get it fixed at a later time. No more waiting.
But I guess I can only get that kind of attention for my car. Not for my ankle…