In U.S. academic emergency departments, decisions to accept patients is typically easy, because you have ready access to on-call physicians. When in doubt, accept transfer patients and sort things out later.
- What are the obligations for those transferring patients to other EDs?
- What do the EMTALA (a.k.a. "anti-dumping") rules say?
- When can you transfer unstable patients?
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Thanks to @EMurgentologist for tweeting me the idea!
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