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Abuse of Emergency Rooms. r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
9th Dec '12

Do you think ERs are being abused more often these days?
I don't mean for pills and what not, I'm talking about people with non-emergency situations crowding up the ERs instead of utilizing urgent care centers or waiting until the doctor opens on Monday.

BugMouse1723 TTC since Sep 2012; 2 kids; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1561 posts
9th Dec '12

HELL YES, had to transport some drunk last night all because she didnt wanna pay for a cab home from the bar so called us instead

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
9th Dec '12

Yes, especially by pregnant women who want immediate ultrasounds.

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1892 posts
9th Dec '12

Definitely!

I had a BabyBumpBelly 17 kids; American Fork, Utah 34384 posts
9th Dec '12

Sometimes, but people's perspectives of emergency situations differ.

ElleBelle (31 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 21347 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting We made a BabyBumpBelly:</b>" Sometimes, but people's perspectives of emergency situations differ."</blockquote>




This

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
9th Dec '12

We don't have an urgent care so the hospital is all that's here besides that doctor. I feel like every time I go to the ER there is a few drunks in there pretty much just whining. I try not to go unless it's something serious.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
9th Dec '12

Some people are only able to get care that way. Not everyone has access to the means to see a physician as needed. So they take the only route available to them, the ER.

Nymphadora 98 kids; Arizona 3120 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting Rabbit
Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Yes, especially by pregnant women who want immediate ultrasounds. "</blockquote>




This!
I've only been twice since becoming pregnant.
Once because I fell, the second for evaluation of preterm labor. I didn't receive an ultrasounds either time, nor did I ask for one. Popple need to leave the er open for those who need it.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting Rabbit
......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Some people are only able to get care that way. Not everyone has access to the means to see a physician as needed. So they take the only route available to them, the ER."



This too...

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Dec '12

Yes but I also think that people feel like it's an emergency when it's not.

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Some people are only able to get care that way. Not everyone has access to the means to see a physician as needed. So they take the only route available to them, the ER."


:!::!:

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" Yes, especially by pregnant women who want immediate ultrasounds. "


Yes! This especially I agree with!