Friday, June 13, 2008
ER's Reflect Health Care System
I think that Mr. Steffen should have listened more closely in 2001 regarding overcrowding in the ER at OSF. When I wrote him the letter, the system at OSF was dysfunctional and old people were waiting in the ER much too long. I thought that it was a very dangerous situation for patients at OSF.
See JAMA article from June 11, 2008 describing what has been going on for years.
"One does not have to be guilty of a crime to be ethically challenged." (Commenter on Tribune John Kass article.)