Emergency Room Services

14 Sep

(in hospital, hospital affiliated or freestanding)

The ER is better suited for severe illnesses and injuries, or illness and injury for which severity is unknown. They are opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, and are required under the Emergency Medicine Treatment and Labor Act EMTALA) to accept all patients for at least a screening to exclude life-threatening conditions. Fully equipped, they provide the highest level of care but usually at a higher cost than a clinic.

Source:  Healthy Living Made Simple September/October 2017

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