100.023 Holding Admitted Patients in Crowded Emergency Departments

100.023

Holding Admitted Patients in Crowded Emergency Departments: The Texas Medical Association will work with hospitals and health care organizations to develop appropriate mechanisms to facilitate availability of inpatient beds, which would include a workable plan to achieve prompt transfer of admitted patients to inpatient units during “full capacity periods” in the emergency department (ED), when the number of patients needing evaluation or treatment in the ED is equal to or exceeds the ED treatment space capacity (Res. 203-A-08; reaffirmed CM-EMST Rep. 2-A-18).

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August 20, 2018