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Delayed Discharge Due To Dumping – The Brief

Has the ER become a sanctuary for society’s unmet needs? We associate dumping patients with EMTALA. But what happens when patients are dropped off at your hospital from the community that doesn’t fall under EMTALA?

But what happens when hospitals stabilize the patients? They cannot discharge as Nursing homes, Assisted Livings communities, homeless shelters, and mental health wards are not willing to accept the patient. Lack of beds, resources, or education. These are only a few reasons why they are not accepted. Therefore, the hospitals are “stuck” until they are able to find a suitable solution. “We cannot weather this storm alone”. Stated Dr. Gifford, CMO. This impacts access to care and impedes our ability to help our community.

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