Alleviating Abuse/Misuse of Hospital Emergency Rooms In growing numbers, hospital emergency rooms across the country are being used by poor and uninsured individuals as primary care facilities. This abuse/misuse of hospital emergency rooms results in a wide range of problems for physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff, not to mention other patients in need of critical emergency treatment. The following discussion examines how organizational research and theory can help alleviate hospital emergency rooms of this burden and increase the use of private physicians by citizens. Commentary is also provided concerning how the government can help. Understanding the Nature of Emergency Room Abuse/Misuse Problem and the Implications for...The end:
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