Letters

Avoiding delays in emergency admissions

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.660 (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:660
  1. R Madhok
  1. Tees Health Joint Administration, Middlesbrough TS7 0NJ.

    EDITOR, - Once a decision has been made to admit acutely ill patients it is absurd to keep them waiting on trolleys in busy accident and emergency departments while hard pressed junior doctors search for beds to accommodate them. Charging the hospitals with the responsibility to ensure a minimum wait1 may help to alleviate the sufferings of patients and the staff. Achieving the objective may, …

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